Issue 67 in svnbook: Recommendation to branch in repository is misleading

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Sun Dec 6 14:36:53 CST 2009

Comment #1 on issue 67 by bl... at Recommendation to branch in  
repository is misleading

Most people never make a branch from the working copy.  The issue is that  
you end up with a branch that is
sourced from mixed revisions, which you normally don't want.  This happens  
if you forget to "svn update"
before the copy.  Having a branch where not every file or directory is  
copied from the same revision confusing
and harder to manage.

The better solution is to make the branch server side and then use "svn  
switch" to switch your checkout of
trunk or whatever to the new branch.  This should be a very fast operation.

So I don't recommend documenting this approach in the book.

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