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Re: Different behaviours when update externals based on the folder or subfolder selected

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:38:00 +0100

On 28.02.2014 15:58, Mauro Brenna wrote:
> I am not sure it is intentional. For me it sounds as an ambiguous
> behaviour and in my opinion, ambiguity should be avoided.
> If it is a 'feature' then it should be documented.

It is documented in the svn book.

> I think the main reason why it is working like that is that the search
> for the property is just propagated to subfolders but not upwards, so if
> the root folder has a different property this is not checked.
> I would like to have some more opinions in merit.

An external folder is a separate working copy. That's why when you don't
treat it as an external it is completely independent and works like any
other working copy. That also means that it does not know about the
outer working copy where the external property is set.

>
> Sure, I will print a big paper in the company where I am working with
> written 'don`t do that', but I hope it will be a temporary solution.

It won't be temporary because that won't change.

Stefan

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