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RE: svn switch question

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: 2007-11-02 14:11:48 CET


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Bakke [mailto:steven.bakke@amd.com]
> On Nov 1, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Miller, Eric [mailto:Eric.Miller@amd.com]
> >>
> >>> I am a bit confused by the question. Are you saying that you have
> >> these
> >>> paths as a single working copy, then "switched" C and A to tags
> >>> elsewhere in the repository, then deleted C from the
> >> repository? Is
> >>> "path" a subfolder of trunk and tag1 and tag2 subfolders of tags?
> >>
> >> Yes. This is the working copy:
> >> path/ => trunk/path
> >> path/A => tags/tag2/path/A
> >> path/B => trunk/path/B
> >> path/C => tags/tag1/path/C
> >>
> >> In a revision after tag1 was created the path trunk/path/C was
> >> deleted.
> >> Now I want path/C to be the same as trunk/path/C (deleted) without
> >> affecting path/A.
> >>
> >> If I did a 'svn sw trunk/path path' then path/C would get deleted,
> >> but it also forces path/A to the trunk as well, which I need to
> >> avoid.
> >>
> >> Eric
> >

> This is the perfect scenario for tags which are 'labels' rather than
> cheap copies. It really illustrates how cheap copies really are
> different from labeling an arbitrary set of revisions. A lot of
> people would be happy if labels existed such that acrobatics such as
> decribed above would not be necessary.
> -steve

Perhaps, but I still can't wrap my head around why he needs to do this.
I can't answer his question, either, because I don't think what he wants
is possible. I suspect my problem with this is due to the number of
years I've been working on Java or DotNet style projects. Generally, I
don't see any value in arbitrarilly switching subprojects around. Maybe
in a more low-level environment, like C, where such rigid
project/package definitions don't exist, this kind of mixed bag is more

Unfortunately, I have to step back from this problem because I cannot
offer any constructive ideas. I do want to understand the reason for
this scenario, though.

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