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Re: [TSVN][OT] Menu item "Checkout..."

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-21 23:59:59 CEST

Amir Kolsky wrote:
> Does anyone know why the SVN verb is "Check Out?"
>
> It's not REALLY checking out... In reality it's "Create working copy"...

I believe it is simply to keep the CLI as close as possible to CVS
(which uses that verb). Because SVN is designed to replace CVS, one
design aim was commandline compatibility (as far as possible, without
compromising the design).

Simon

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