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Re: svn commit: r20644 - trunk/notes

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-07-15 19:06:55 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Garrett Rooney" <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
>> On 7/14/06, Karl Fogel <kfogel@google.com> wrote:
>>> So can we get 'exclude' functionality without adding an 'exclude'
>>> command? Some ideas to exclude subdir FOO:
>>>
>>> svn update --depth -1 FOO /* ugly, though consistent in a way */
>>> svn update --exclude FOO /* hmmm, I like this better */
>> Oh good, another "svn switch is totally different from svn switch
>> --relocate" situation...
>
> Sure, except that in this case the two functionalities are not so
> superficially similar as to be likely to cause confusion. What goes
> on in a switch of either kind could reasonably be called a
> "relocation", whereas what goes on in a normal update cannot by any
> stretch of the imagination be called an "exclusion". Clear words make
> clear heads.

Ouch!

Making these things part of the 'svn update' command seems to imply to
me that they are mixing up the concepts of adding and subtracting items
to/from the WC, and changing the WCs revision.

This seems very wrong to me.

Max.

Received on Sat Jul 15 19:07:34 2006

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