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If old shelves created by Subversion 1.10 exist in the WC, shelving should remind the user, for these reasons:
- to help the user avoid losing their work (perhaps forgetting it exists and deleting the WC);
- to help the user read the names of their old shelves (as the filenames are encoded);
- to encourage the user to free up the ".svn/shelves" namespace
The reminder could be issued when "svn shelf-list" is used.
It would be sufficient to list the names of the old shelves, with a note explaining that the user can restore them using "svn patch .svn/shelves/FOO". It is not necessary to provide any further commands to manipulate them.
Note that a 1.10 shelf is in the form of a patch file and does not contain enough metadata to be converted easily, deterministically, automatically to a newer format.