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Re: Feature request: SubWCRev if not inside a working copy

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:25:34 +0100

2009/10/19 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
> On 19.10.2009 20:50, Gingko wrote:
>
>> I generally use SubWCRev from within a script (actually most of the time
>> from a Visual Studio project rule, which is a kind of script).
>> That way, I can generate a C or C++ header file from a template file.
>>
>> I suppose that calling SubWCRev from a script is a probably a very common
>> usage of it.
>>
>> On another hand, whereas the whole main project is maintained inside a
>> versioned directory, it is very common that I make an unversioned copy of
>> this same directory, side by side in a common root directory,  that I use
>> for testing changes that I am not sure if I will decide to commit or not.
>>
>> This twin project is anyway fully working, but because SubWCRev needs a
>> working copy, I have to make some changes in this twin project in order to
>> remove SubWCRev usage, whereas I would like to have all of its contents
>> being basically as identical as possible to the versioned one (except of
>> course for my testing changes).
>>
>> As I use a directory comparison software for finding differences between
>> these directories, I would like SubWCRev  not needing any change for being
>> able to run in the versioned or in the non versioned directory.
>>
>> So I think it would be great if SubWCRev could run without error even in a
>> non versioned directory, of course not for getting correct version numbers
>> (I don't care of these numbers in this case), but rather for not breaking
>> project generations.
>>
>
> Sorry, but that's not the job of SubWCRev. It has to throw an error in
> case you're using it on an unversioned folder.
> But you can change your script to catch that error and then either write
> default values to your version file, or copy a template version file to
> the destination.

The problem is that it doesn't throw a specific error for unversioned
folders, so it is not so easy to catch. We could exit with errorlevel
10 in that case.

> SubWCRev is a tool with a specific purpose. If you want to do more with
> it, you have to do that in your own script.

Simon

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