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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2007-01-29 00:28:35 CET

On 1/28/2007 3:58 PM, Eric wrote:
> At 06:43 AM 1/28/2007, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> <DM>>>>>I'd disagree with that. One of the strong points of
> Subversion is that it does atomic operations. One of the things I
> dislike about Subversion is that only some of the operations are
> atomic. For example, it's easy to get in a mess when you do an
> update and it fails half-way through, leaving you with a mixed
> revision working copy.<<<<<
> Now, THIS I don't understand. Operations are either atomic, or they
> are not. Everything I've read about Subversions makes a VERY big
> deal out of the fact that operations are atomic. Now, are you saying
> that they are only atomic "sometimes"?

No, some operations are atomic, others aren't. It's well documented
which is which. I'm just wishing there were fewer of the latter.

Commits are always atomic.

Checkouts and updates are not. I don't know about exports, because I
almost never use them.

Duncan Murdoch

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