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From Ryan Schmidt <subversion-20...@ryandesign.com>
Subject Re: Switching
Date Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:44:33 GMT

On Aug 23, 2013, at 13:31, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Edwin Castro wrote:
> 
>>> I can't, off the top of my head, think of a scenario where it would be
>>> harmful to replace an unversioned directory with a versioned instance,
>>> leaving any unversioned local files that happen to be there alone.
>> 
>> Leaving unversioned local files alone in a directory is not the problem.
> 
> I think it is the problem we've been discussing.  Leaving them means
> you have to keep the containing directory, which becomes unversioned
> as you switch away from the branch having it,

Correct.

> and then a conflict when
> you switch back.

*This* is the problem we're discussing. *This* is what Subversion should be smart enough to
avoid. None of the discussion I've read thus far gives me a convincing explanation for why
this should not be possible.


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