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Re: branching and switch question

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-08-26 19:27:13 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> 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.

Bug 1802, to be precise.


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