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

Author cmpilato
Full name C. Michael Pilato
Date 2008-11-12 06:59:58 PST
Message Mark Phippard wrote:
> 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.

At the risk of having you show up on my doorstep in a few hours wielding a
battle axe, I'd suggest:

   1. making 'svn copy WC WC' be mergeinfo-ignorant,
   2. having that type of invocation print a warning about the fact
      that mergeinfo wasn't honored, and
   3. add -g as the flag to calculate mergeinfo *with full repository
      access*?

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at collab dot net>
CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On Demand
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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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