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

From: Martin Edgar Furter Rathod <mf_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:16:18 +0530

On 10/18/16 16:38, Branko Čibej wrote:
> 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
>

Since it is "ini" format a section could be used to unset properties
like this:

*.txt = svn:eol-style=native
[unset]
*.txt = svn:executable

Wouldn't this work?

- Martin
Received on 2016-10-18 18:46:24 CEST

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