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Re: .svn directories (no doubt) revisited

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2006-11-17 01:37:09 CET

On Nov 16, 2006, at 4:55 PM, Tim Hill wrote:

> Actually, I think there are *fewer* problems with the
> "distinct" .svn tree:
>
> 3. No problems with folder delete. At present, if you delete a
> folder (and the .svn hidden folder), svn loses any memory that the
> folder was there.

I find that feature very useful. When I'm done using a working copy,
I simply delete it and it's gone (after, of course, committing any
changes I wish to commit).

But if you got rid of the .svn folder, then you'd need a separate
command to delete the unneeded working copy; otherwise you've got
your working copy in a confused state as svn _thinks_ the directory
exists when it doesn't.

> 4. No "mixed" working copies. Nasty things happen if you use svn
> checkout to create a disjoint working copy within an existing
> working copy. The single .svn tree can handle this since the tool
> can determine the context of the entire tree.

Methinks the mixed working copy issue is a user error. Don't check
out a working copy into an existing working copy ...

-a

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