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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: SVN patch issue with property changes
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:46:21 GMT
Philip Martin wrote on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:19:30 +0100:
> The normalization of svn:executable values is implemented in the client.
> If some client chooses not to implement that normalization the backend
> will store any value given.
> Should the svn client silently merge '' and '*' for svn:executable
> values or should it be a conflict?  I favour the conflict but I can see
> arguments for a silent merge.

Thinking out loud:

Since the normalization happens in the client, and since the client (evidently)
round-trips unnormalised values unmodified, in 1.11 we could implement
additional values for svn:executable (say, svn:executable=0755 and
svn:executable=0775 to set only the respective unix permission bits); both 1.10
and 1.11 clients would round-trip the new values; 1.11 clients would map the
new values to new semantics and 1.10 clients would map the new values to the
old semantics (0777 &~ umask).

That seems to be an argument in favour of raising a conflict.


(It's Friday, though, so I may have made a logical leap of faith along the way… ☺)

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