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RE: Using only one .svn folder in repository root

From: Miller, Eric <Eric.Miller_at_amd.com>
Date: 2007-11-27 18:41:08 CET

> Some tools do not handle the "extra" .svn directories well. They
> either are unable to correctly ignore the contents, or even worse,
> tend to change/delete things in it when they shouldn't. (Think
> Visual Studio and the .svn/_svn hack.)
> Using the OS and copying a directory (and not ignoring) the .svn
> directories can be dangerous if you copy from one working copy
> directory to another. (Yes, you shouldn't do this, but users
> do lots of things they shouldn't.)

I'm in agreement here, but I want others to know that they shouldn't
assume that using svn mv and svn del is *always* an option for users.

Getting support for svn in closed-source 3rd party tools that
move/rename data can be difficult at best.


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