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Re: svn commit: r1577082 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline/special_tests.py

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:31:38 +0000

"Bert Huijben" <bert_at_qqmail.nl> writes:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: philip_at_apache.org [mailto:philip_at_apache.org]
>> Sent: donderdag 13 maart 2014 11:13
>> To: commits_at_subversion.apache.org
>> Subject: svn commit: r1577082 -
>> /subversion/trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline/special_tests.py
>>
>> Author: philip
>> Date: Thu Mar 13 10:12:50 2014
>> New Revision: 1577082
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1577082
>> Log:
>> Add an XFAIL regression test for issue 4479, multiline svn:special truncated.
>>
>> * subversion/tests/cmdline/special_tests.py
>> (multiline_special): New test.
>> (test_list): Add new test.
>
> As far as I can tell we handled this limitation as 'as designed' when
> implementing WC-NG.
>
> I don't think this is something we can really 'fix', as older clients
> will just break things when they would find such a 'symlink'.
>
> The idea back then (ask gstein :-) was to move away from using a
> single magic property for this, if we ever wanted to support more
> 'special' files.

If the pristine file for an svn:special is "foo\nbar\n" we currently
create a working file containing "foo". Irrespective of future changes
I think it would be better if the working file contained "foo\nbar\n".
Are you saying that is not a good idea? In what way will old clients
break?

-- 
Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*
Received on 2014-03-13 12:32:14 CET

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