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Re: Client relative url support infrastructure and merge implementation

From: Greg Lutz <greg_at_nearspace.com>
Date: 2007-12-18 06:43:46 CET

At 08:38 PM 12/17/2007, Troy Curtis Jr wrote:
>On Dec 17, 2007 5:04 PM, Greg Lutz <greg@nearspace.com> wrote:

[snip]

>... the proposed [repository-relative URL] syntax will be
>exceedingly inconvenient on
> > Windows machines [because] ^ is cmd's very odd choice for an
> escape character

[snip]

>So the question is how many people will this effect? Can you think of
>another alternative that might provide for greater compatibility?

 From my isolated perch in Windowsland, I wouldn't be surprised if
quite a significant number of users were using svn from the command
line, and writing .bat files for the purpose. Really, I have no idea
what the number might be.

Looking along the top row of my keyboard, I wonder whether "+" or "="
might be reasonable alternatives to "^". In *nix, they're all about
equally metacharacterish.

--Greg Lutz

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