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From Andrew Reedick <>
Subject RE: Switching
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:39:45 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thorsten Schöning []
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:21 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Switching
> How would you like Subversion to work in your case? From my
> understanding it breaks down to something generated some files for some
> reason in one of your branches and now you want to switch form that
> branch to another which does not contain the base directory of the
> generated files. What should subversion do with your generated files it
> doesn't know anything about?
> I don't see how this problem can be solved by any tool.

Part of his frustration is that the files in question are listed in the global-ignores.  So...
maybe a feature request to have a 'svn switch' option to take global-ignores into consideration
when deciding whether to keep or delete local files?

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