[PATCH] clarification about mixed revisions

Eric Hanchrow offby1 at blarg.net
Thu Sep 15 10:10:48 CDT 2005

* Svnbook/src/en/book/ch02.xml

  (Updates and Commits are Separate): minor clarification
Index: ch02.xml
--- ch02.xml	(revision 1602)
+++ ch02.xml	(working copy)
@@ -724,8 +724,11 @@
           revision 15, but that's not the case!  Any number of changes
           might have happened in the repository between revisions 10
           and 15.  It would be a lie to claim that we had a working
-          copy of revision 15, the client simply doesn't know.  If, on
-          the other hand, <command>svn commit</command> were to
+          copy of revision 15: the client knows nothing of those
+          changes in the repository, since you haven't yet done
+          <command>svn update</command>, and <command>svn
+          commit</command> doesn't pull down new changes.  If, on
+          the other hand, <command>svn commit</command> <emphasis>were</emphasis> to
           automatically download the newest changes, then it would be
           possible to set the entire working copy to revision
           15—but then we'd be breaking the fundamental rule
A novice of the temple once approached the Master Programmer with a question.
"Master, does Emacs have the Buddha nature?" the novice asked.
The Master Programmer had been in the temple for many years and
could be relied upon to know these things.  He thought for
several minutes before replying.  "I don't see why not.  It's
bloody well got everything else."

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