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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 12:08:00 +0000

"Bert Huijben" <bert_at_qqmail.nl> writes:

> The WC-NG idea was to stop creating files for symlinks (aka special) and
> introduce a proper symlink type in the working copy (and via editor v2),
> which would still be handled via the special property trick on commit/update
> when using editor v1.

That's not what we have today.

> We never really supported multi line svn:special files or really anything
> except symlinks... and the idea back then was to never start supporting
> those cases either.

If the svn:special file has content that that does not represent a link
we chose to put an ordinary file containing the pristine content into
the working copy. Given that choice it seems ridiculous for the file to
contain only part of the pristine content. I think it is much more
sensible for the file to contain the whole content and I don't see how
that would cause a problem.

Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*
Received on 2014-03-13 13:08:37 CET

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