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Re[2]: Slow "move" discourages refactoring.

From: Kerim Borchaev <warkid_at_hotbox.ru>
Date: 2003-11-27 17:43:15 CET

Hello Ben,

Thursday, November 27, 2003, 7:08:54 PM, you wrote:

BCS> On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 03:36, Kerim Borchaev wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Seemingly simple task like moving folders tree to another location
>> is very hard with svn. What takes no time on usual file systems -
>> with svn is heavily dependant on the size of moved directory
>> contents. And it's /really/ discourages refactoring of repository
>> structure.

BCS> I hope you're not running 'svn move wcpath1 wcpath2'.
Of course I do 'svn move wcpath1 wcpath2' !!!
BCS> Because it's *not* a move. It's a copy of the whole tree
BCS> (schedule add), and schedule-delete of the old tree.
Yes I know because 'svn help move' tells me this.

BCS> Just run 'svn move URL1 URL2'. It's near instantaneous, and an O(1)
BCS> operation.
For such an ordinary svn user like me working with URLs(except with
root rep URL like for 'svn checkout') feels too "advanced" and
therefore dangerous and scary.

Best regards,
 Kerim mailto:warkid@hotbox.ru

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