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Re[2]: RQ: svn:cat property

From: Flex <flex_at_datecs.bg>
Date: 2005-09-04 18:06:26 CEST

>> I'm asking for second workaround, something that will probably be made
>> with ease - adding svn:cat as a folder property, just like the
>> svn:externals but for single files. So the project will be checked out
>> with ease. There is only one limitation to this way - files are not
>> versioned but this will not change until 823 and I can live with that.

> I understand the request, but I personally would be opposed to adding
> such a workaround feature, since we'd have to support it forever, even
> after the deficiency that made it necessary has long been fixed.

> Other developers might feel differently; I'm speaking only for myself.

True :)
However svn will never stop supporting "svn cat" for compatibility and this workaround is just a call to it... i.e. it is so simple (or looks like) that it'll not require any attention at all and will work "by itself" until svn cat is alive. Currently those needed to checkout a single file are doing it the "manual" way:
svn co
svn cat

This is just a merged operation and nothing new at all.
Thinking about the "real" checkout a single file with the current smaller unit be a folder will be horrible to implement and I'm going to doubt we'll see it anytime soon.
Received on Sun Sep 4 17:08:39 2005

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