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Re: some vc-status updates

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: some vc-status updates
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 23:01:55 -0500
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Dan> Probably not. But update needs a bit of work anyway: it does not work
Dan> for VCSes that only do whole repository updates at a time (hg, git).

> We can always error and tell the user that he has to do something
> else.  Or, we could do a full tree update and just show a subset of
> what happens.  I don't know which is best.

It would be wrong to update files outside of the subtree displayed in
the vc-status buffer.  I.e. if the vc-status only displays a subtree and
the backend can only update a whole tree at a time, vc-status should
signal an error explaining it cannot perform the desired operation.


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