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Re: Enhancement: displaced .svn

From: Marc Sherman <msherman_at_projectile.ca>
Date: 2005-07-20 16:01:37 CEST

[Please trim your quotes, Tommy.]

Vladimír Marek wrote:
> Description: Normally in every directory of working copy you have
> '.svn' directory containing some metadata required for svn. I am
> thinking about way getting those metadata out of actual working copy.
> My idea from the user point of view is to split working copy
> directory and metadata directory into two independent paths.
> You would have environment variable like SVN_METADATA defining the
> head.

Tommy Nordgren wrote:
> This is A VERY BAD IDEA.
> If you're working on more than one project, they will all share
> metadata if the environment variable is
> set.

That's simple to fix with a slight modification to Vladimir's proposal.
  If your working copy is rooted in /foo/bar, and SVN_METADATA is set to
/baz/svn, the metadata for the working copy could be stored in a tree
rooted at /baz/svn/foo/bar.

I find the idea quite appealing, personally.

- Marc

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