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Re: Communication of CHANGES

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-26 15:51:54 CET

Harvey, Edward wrote:
>>>> 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 directory, "file is out of date" information?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 somefile.txt is already out of date.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.

And if the file doesn't have a cached out of date symbol? Won't that
same user expect it to not be out of date?

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Mon Nov 26 15:52:40 2007

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