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Re: Serious incompatibility between Subversion and Metrowerks CodeWarrior

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-01 22:17:40 CEST

On Aug 1, 2005, at 2:17 PM, Rick Mann wrote:
> svn commit seems to delete the old file and create a new one, as
> evidenced by the inode reported by ls -i changing.

Correct. The client needs to replace the file because it's
responsible for mangling the file contents: substituting end-of-
lines, or expanding keywords. It does this atomically by first
creating the 'mangled' file in .svn/tmp/, then moving it on top of
the working file.

I've never heard of an editor which didn't notice that a file's inode
(or contents) had changed. That sounds like a serious bug in the

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