Re: BUG: Delete svn:special property on symlink; hilarity ensues.
From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:06:15 -0500
Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> writes:
Aaah, thank you. That makes perfect sense. I didn't realize that redirected output follows links that way -- somehow in all the years I've been Unix'ing that hasn't come before until now. (I thought ">" would behave similarly to "rm", since ">" also creates a file.)
>> I looked in the bug tracker and https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-2622
Yup. SVN-2622, you mean -- the same issue I found.
>This is exactly how one adds or edits a symlink on !HAVE_SYMLINK
Well, I don't mind the part about our serialization format also being effectively our API for this.
But the question is, what *should* the behavior be if one deletes the 'svn:special' property of a symlink?
$ svn propdel svn:special some_version_controlled_symlink
The above doesn't seem right...
I think my original proposal is a sane outcome, or is maybe the least insane outcome. But I'd like to know what others think.
(This isn't exactly what #2622 was about, although perhaps under the hood the problems that led to #2622 are related to this problem.)
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