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Re: Remote renames create subtree mergeinfo

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:02:03 -0400

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:42 PM <bryce.schober_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> FWIW, I found the explanations in these two emails from the same thread to be easier to understand as a user:
> https://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2010-11/0408.shtml
> https://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2010-11/0466.shtml
>
> This sounds like yet another UX flaw caused by the constraints of subversion's characteristic "flexibility" afforded by its nearly-complete agnosticism regarding repository branching and tagging structure. As I use git more and more for all of my daily development, I continue to run into UX problems like this that are made so much less helpful and more surprising, all in the name of that ultimate "everything is just a sub-tree" flexibility. I am coming to strongly believe that this design paradigm is SVN's fatal flaw keeping it from being the best long-term centralized VCS competitor to git & other DVCSes.

You are a decade late for that discussion. Enforcing other system's
architecture on top of Subversion would break the very reasons people
still use it.
Received on 2019-08-28 01:02:28 CEST

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