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Re: branch question

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:09:07 -0400

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Geoff Hoffman
<ghoffman_at_cardinalpath.com> wrote:
> What I mean by that is, it may have ramifications down the road for *your
> workflow* (I can't think of any obvious examples), but svn copy [from] [to]
> works on any path, local or remote, as you would expect.
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Geoff Hoffman <ghoffman_at_cardinalpath.com>
> wrote:
>> Not in any general sense, no.
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Phil Pinkerton <pcpinkerton_at_gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Any issues with creating a branch from a branch? no trunk and no merge
>>> back to first branch ?
>>> Phil

Oh, lord, top-posting. I just ran into a long rant about this on another list.

One subtle booby trap that I *just* found out about, if you do
something like this to internally "branch" your work and then delete
the original material as part of a "how do I move this material to a
better location in the source tree", rather than doing an "svn move",
you break git-svn history of that internal "branch". Personally, I'm
not put out by it: I see git-svn as a friendly portal for distributed
work, not a primary access to subversion repository history, but it
was profoundly irksome to people who believe that sacrosanct history
is one of the whole points of a repository history, and I can
understand that view.
Received on 2011-07-01 15:09:42 CEST

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