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"Just a $0.02 on this subject - my ideal 'import' would actually just be a svn add which did not
require a root wc. it would schedule the whole imported tree for addition, and perhaps would scan
for things such as mime-type and line endings and set those properties. However, it wouldn't
affect the repository until I did a commit. This would allow me to have much stronger control over
my imports, and also would leave me after import with a valid working copy."
Original comment by akuma