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Re: AW: Re: AW: Setting property on non-local target

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-17 18:36:26 CEST

On Jun 17, 2005, at 11:02 AM, Felix Gilcher wrote:
> So I could in theory go and hack together a client that does this?
> The server won't just ignore my request - well, I guess it can't
> tell the difference.

Yes, like I said in my last mail, go look at tools/examples/
svnput.c. That's a sample program which unconditionally uploads a
file to the repository, possibly overwriting whatever's there. The
repository access (RA) API allows it, no problem.

That's fine practice if, say, you're a dumb DAV client doing a write
to an autoversioning repository. But it's a very bad practice if
you're trying to collaborate on a team. Changes need to be merged
together in working copies, not blindly overwritten in the server.

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