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RE: R: R: Subclipse "Checkout as..." (strange?) working

From: Greg Irvine <greg.irvine_at_thalesatm.com>
Date: 2005-08-04 01:47:36 CEST

IMO it's a flaw in CVS terminology that "checkout" doubles up as "update".

And the checkout dialog does say "The resource 'XX' already exists in the
workspace and will be deleted. Proceed?"

Perhaps some reading of the svn book would help prevent some migration


-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Sherman [mailto:msherman@projectile.ca]
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2005 3:18 AM
To: users@subclipse.tigris.org
Subject: Re: R: R: Subclipse "Checkout as..." (strange?) working

Mark Phippard wrote:
> No, Subclipse deletes it. It does so because the svn checkout command
> will fail if it encounters a file/folder of the same name. Short of doing

> a check on every local file, we have no way to know if this is going to
> happen, so we clean out the project folder before we issue the checkout
> command.

That's really dangerous behaviour, especially when you consider that CVS
migrators will be used to sometimes using "cvs co" to update an existing
working directory.

It's already cost one dev on my team a working directory with
uncommitted changes. :/

- Marc

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