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Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch)

Author Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com>
Full name Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com>
Date 2008-11-12 06:50:14 PST
Message On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM, Paul Burba <ptburba at gmail dot com> wrote:

> REALLY FIXING THE PROBLEM:
>
> Stopping all the WC-to-WC production of needless explicit mergeinfo
> would go a longggg way to avoiding this, but that doesn't help those
> (including us) with lots of historical subtree mergeinfo. More and
> more I think that copy and move (all, not just WC-to-WC) should never
> produce mergeinfo on the destination *unless* the source has it. It
> can't be worse than what we deal with now...

I propose we just do this ... now. Let's just rip this code out of WC
to WC copy. Do not create mergeinfo when copying stuff. Forget about
making it smarter, let's just stop doing it. The problems we have
created by doing this are far worse than the theoretical problems we
could prevent by getting it right.

Ripping this out will make our product better now and reduce user
frustration. If the theoretical problems turn into real problems and
if someone is motivated enough to put this code back then they can do
so in a way that gets it right.

Let's stop the madness. If this one feature had not been put into
1.5, then most of the problems relating to mergeinfo handling we
complain about would not even exist.

--
Thanks

Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/

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Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com> Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com> 2008-11-12 06:50:14 PST
     Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2008-11-12 06:59:58 PST
         Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com> Mark Phippard <markphip at gmail dot com> 2008-11-12 07:01:30 PST
             Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) Paul Burba <ptburba at gmail dot com> Paul Burba <ptburba at gmail dot com> 2008-11-12 07:46:32 PST
                 Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) Paul Burba <ptburba at gmail dot com> Paul Burba <ptburba at gmail dot com> 2008-11-13 13:11:58 PST
     Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> 2008-11-12 07:06:24 PST
     Re: Stop creating mergeinfo on COPY (was: Problems reintegrating the issue-2843-dev branch) sdanil Danil Shopyrin 2008-11-12 07:03:32 PST
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