[svnbook commit] r1705 - trunk/src/en/book

mthelen svnbook-dev at red-bean.com
Mon Sep 26 15:22:22 CDT 2005

Author: mthelen
Date: Mon Sep 26 15:22:21 2005
New Revision: 1705

* src/en/book/ch02.xml
  (svn.basic.in-action.mixedrevs.update-commit): Minor clarification of the
    interaction between svn update and svn commit.

Patch by: Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at blarg.net>
(Tweaked by mthelen.)

Modified: trunk/src/en/book/ch02.xml
--- trunk/src/en/book/ch02.xml	(original)
+++ trunk/src/en/book/ch02.xml	Mon Sep 26 15:22:21 2005
@@ -723,9 +723,11 @@
           users would expect the working copy to be entirely at
           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
+          and 15.  The client knows nothing of those changes in the
+          repository, since you haven't yet run <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

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