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Re: copy newly added file

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 09:22:03 -0400

2009/8/3 Fejes József <fejes_at_joco.name>:
>>> Ok, I experimented a little with a local repository, using the latest
>>> version of TortoiseSVN. I found that the copy of a newly added file is
>>> not
>>> cheap. Should I report this as a bug then?
>> Cheap copies require that there be something already in the repository
>> to reference (the copy is just a pointer to the source @ a particular
>> revision). If the item being copied isn't already in the repository, I
>> don't understand how the copy could be made cheaply.
> I don't understand either, but it's not my job to :) So you think it's
> rather a feature request than a defect? I know that a cheap copy is a
> pointer, but it might as well point to the same revision, not just a
> previous one, right? Or maybe it's just not worth it.

Definitely feels like a feature request to me, based upon my
understanding things are working as designed here.

It may not be possible to implement with the current design of SVN, as
to make the copy you need to know the revision number you're copying
from, and that doesn't exist yet in the scenario you're describing.


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