[webkit-dev] webkit-patch and SVN

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Wed Apr 14 17:07:36 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> Question: Do SVN users wish to have webkit-patch be
> current-working-directory aware?
> The propose change will make webkit-patch inconsistent between VCS
> tools, but consistent with the users choice of SVN vs. Git.  Is this
> SVN users desired behavior?

I will surprise myself here and say that webkit-patch should do things
"the SVN way" when using SVN and "the Git way" when using Git.
Normally I am in favor of having VCS wrappers paper over the
differences between systems, but from experience I can say that when
using SVN I often have multiple changes in flight in a single
checkout, whereas Git makes that very difficult. Since this means you
can't get "the SVN way" using Git, it would mean that we'd have to use
"the Git way" when using SVN, which would remove useful functionality
and, as Geoffrey Garen point out, make submitting via SVN
substantially slower to boot.

-- Dirk

> -eric
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