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Re: Subversion svn client doesn't show branch when checking in

From: Andrew Haley <aph_at_redhat.com>
Date: 2006-03-01 18:13:27 CET

Ryan Schmidt writes:
> On Mar 1, 2006, at 15:10, Andrew Haley wrote:
>
> > When I do a commit, svn doesn't tell me which branch I'm committing
> > to. So, when I check in the log, I have no way to know which files
> > I'm about to overwrite. This is a regression from CVS, which does
> > tell me which branch I'm committing to.
>
> Subversion does branching completely differently than CVS. Have you
> read the book?

Yes.

> A branch in Subversion is absolutely nothing more than a plain
> directory.

Yes.

> Whatever directory you checked out from (or subsequently switched
> to) is the one you're committing to.

The same is true of CVS, but it displayed the real place that the
files were being committed to.

When I type a commit message for gcc.c, I need to know that it's gcc.c
on my experimental branch, not in the trunk. With CVS, I could tell
that, but with svn I can't. And it's nothing to do with Subversion
per se, it's just the svn client.

It's nothing to do with the way that svn works internally, because the
simple patch that I attached changes svn to provide all the
information that CVS did.

So, what is the advantage of hiding the destination URL for the files?

Andrew.

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