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Re: branching and switch question

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-26 15:38:35 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> Here's an example:
> When you run 'svn rm foo; svn commit':
> 1. a new repos revision is created where foo is gone, say, rev N.
> 2. foo is (effectively) removed from your .svn/entries file
> 3. the working parent-dir of foo is still at rev N-1.
> Technically, your working parent-dir is "out of sync" with reality: it
> claims to be at rev N-1, yet it's missing foo. But, when you run 'svn
> copy working-copy URL', a pristine version of the parent directory is
> used to build the server-transaction. The file seems to magically
> reappear in the transaction, and the URL doesn't look like a perfect
> reflection of your working-copy anymore.
> I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. :-)

This is a bug, but are you absolutely sure it's true?

The *whole purpose* of supporting 'svn cp working-copy URL' is to be
able to preserve snapshots of working copy states, for example, to
reproduce a bug. If it doesn't preserve the fact that an item is
missing, then that's a bug.

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Received on Thu Aug 26 17:17:29 2004

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