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Re: Update targets that don't exist

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:48:59 +0100

"Bert Huijben" <bert_at_qqmail.nl> writes:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MARTIN PHILIP [mailto:codematters_at_ntlworld.com] On Behalf Of
>> Philip Martin
>> Sent: woensdag 17 april 2013 12:54
>> To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
>> Subject: Update targets that don't exist
>>
>> We allow the user to update a target that is not present in the working
>> copy: it lets the user bring in a target that is present in a different
>> revision. We also allow the update of an existing target to a revision
>> in which the target does not exist: the target gets marked as
>> 'not-present'. Both of those behaviours are useful but what about a
>> target that does not exist in the working copy and does not exist in the
>> target revision? The update doesn't change the working copy but it
>> doesn't give an indication that the target doesn't exist either.
>>
>> With 1.6 and 1.8 I get:
>>
>> $ svn up wc/some-file-that-does-not-exist
>> At revision 3
>>
>> With 1.7 I get:
>>
>> $ svn up wc/some-file-that-does-not-exist
>> Updating 'wc/some-file-that-does-not-exist':
>> At revision 3
>>
>> Is it valid for these update to be successful? Should we be returning
>> an error if the update target doesn't exist in the intial working copy
>> and doesn't get added by the update?
>
> I'm not sure if we should make it an error, but a warning (=notification)
> would be friendly.
> (The 'Updating' line is new in 1.7 for all updates)

I was mistaken about 1.8: it produces the same output as 1.7 and not the
1.6 output.

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