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Re: svn:auto-props: property specified in a parent dir but not specified in a subdir

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:08:37 +0200

On 18.10.2016 12:29, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 12:06:32 +0200:
>> If we change the behaviour so that a rule for a (case-insensitive)
>> pattern completely overrides a hierarchically previoius rule, we can
>> also introduce the concept of disabling auto-props rules; e.g., just
>> having a
>> *.txt =
>> could mean "do nothing with files matching '*.txt' from this point
>> onwards." I think that would be a quite valuable addition to the
>> auto-props feature set.
> This is a very compelling argument :-) However, I note that it, too, is
> backwards incompatible.

It is. I don't think there's any way we can /not/ make it backwards
incompatible, given the current implementation. Which is why I think we
should just admit that current behaviour is a bug.

Either that, or introduce a new property that behaves sensibly.

-- Brane
Received on 2016-10-18 13:08:47 CEST

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