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Re: Space wasting

From: <subversion_at_millenix.mailshell.com>
Date: 2004-03-10 03:42:20 CET

Alvin Thompson wrote:
> [snip]
> also, you're assuming that the programmer made a conscious effort to
> change the contents. much more likely it would be the result of a 'bad'
> script or an unintended side effect of a command. worse, it may go
> unnoticed since most do not inspect the contents of that directory. the
> $4 question is: what will happen to the users wc/repository when the
> contents of that directory are modified in a non-deterministic way?

Simple: svn sees that the working-copy management area has been modified,
and errors out. A patch has just recently been added to compare the
checksums of the text-base files to the recorded checksums to make this even
safer.

> are you saying that you have never, ever accidentally modified/deleted a
> file you didn't intend to? i have, and i'd be willing to bet that most
> have. it happens rarely for 'smart' people, but once every blue moon it
> still happens.

Of course it happens, and svn catches it before anything beyond your own
changes get destroyed by your own script-gone-mad.

Philip Miller

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