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RE: Checking out individual files

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 17:02:26 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: B. Smith-Mannschott [mailto:benpsm@gmail.com]

> Ok. Admittedly, I could see a *partial* solution here, but It
> wouldn't be for free:
>
> MyDir/.svn-My_Spiffy_File/...
> My_Spiffy_File
> .svn-Smelly_Sock_File/...
> Smelly_Sock_File
>
> But this still would be inviting broken working copies as files and
> their private .svn directories are separated unintentionally.
>
>
> Can you see the appealing simplicity of keeping things
> directory-based?
>

Yes I can. But there are many ways of breaking working copies when users
check out single files they don't want, and then just blow them away to get
the ones they do want. Having a single

.svn

directory instead of a

.svn_reponame_name-of-whatever-piece-of-the-repo-I-checked-out

doesn't prevent users from breaking things in ugly ways.

The arguments I've seen seem to center on wanting to keep working copies
intact in case they are moved somewhere and keeping all SVN metadata
together in a rational way. But I can see that having the ability to check
out and manage a single file is as important as the ability to move or
backup a working copy cleanly.

Erik

> // Ben
>
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