What the meaning of "working-copy-less"
stsp at stsp.name
Sun Jul 28 14:46:05 CDT 2019
On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 09:54:05AM -0400, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 3:49 AM Stefan Sperling <stsp at elego.de> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 01:39:05PM +0800, wuzhouhui wrote:
> > > > It is also able to perform working-copy-less file content and
> > > > versioned property modifications, which is functionality not currently
> > > > offered by svn.
> > >
> > > I don't understand the meaning of "working-copy-less" in above sentence,
> > > could you explaine it for me?
> > >
> > > wuzhouhui
> > The 'svnmucc put' command can modify file content and 'svnmucc propset'
> > can modify versioned properties such as svn:externals. svnmucc works
> > directly on a server-side transaction so no working copy is required
> > in order to commit such changes with svnmucc.
> This is a good explanation. Can that be inserted as an introductory
> I am a native speaker of English and I find the phrase "working-copy-less"
> a bit awkward. At the very least I have to stop and think for a moment. Can
> it be changed to "without a working copy" or something similar?
> E.g., "It is also able to modify file content and versioned properties
> without a working copy, which is functionality not currently offered by
Yes, I agree the wording you suggest is clearer.
I would support this change.
The SVN book uses the same development process as the SVN project
itself, so you could send a patch. :-)
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