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Re: how are local changes processed by a "svn switch"?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-09 03:43:28 CEST

On Aug 8, 2005, at 7:31 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
> "svn switch" works just like "svn update", except that updates from
> a different URL (and modifies the working copy metadata
> accordingly). So, any differences between the original branch and
> the new branch will be merged into your local changes.

Yep, as the box in the book explains, 'svn update' and 'svn switch'
are the same codepath. 'update' is just a special case of 'switch',
where the revision changes but not the URL.

When the client does an update or switch,

  * it sends a description of all working revisions to the server

  * the server compares these revisions to a (rev, URL) location and
sends a tree delta

  * the client receives the tree delta, and applies it in a non-
destructive way to the working copy. It's all in libsvn_wc/

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