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RE: Re: Communication of CHANGES

From: Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey_at_patni.com>
Date: 2007-11-26 15:09:46 CET

> > > Does it sound like a good idea to locally cache, in the .svn
> > > directory, "file is out of date" information? I think so.
> > This is an interesting idea, and is obviously feasible.
> > However, could you spell out the advantage to be gained from this?
> Well, perhaps speeding up "svn status -u"?

No. It's important not to change the existing behavior of anything, in
particular svn status. It's important that "svn status" and "svn status
-u" continue displaying exactly what they've always done.

In fact, I can't imagine any use for the cached information on a command
prompt. The advantage is gained by GUI clients. For example,
TortoiseSVN could update the icon of somefile.txt if it knows that
somefile.txt is already out of date. This would discourage (but not
prevent) the user from editing that file unless they update first.

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