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Re: absolute paths (was: Re: ancestor path / revision)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-20 20:54:55 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> Agreed, but you should think in terms of URLs rather than "absolute paths".
> Absolute with respect to what? That's an oxymoron, of course... absolute
> means it isn't relative. But the point here is that "/products/..." is NOT
> absolute. "http://www.lyra.org/products/glorb/..." *is* absolute.

Ah, yes, of course. There's a file in the SVN/ administrative dir
called `repository'. I believe it will simply contain a URL to the
webdav server: "http://www.lyra.org" or whatever. Meanwhile, the
various `entries' files contain paths within the filesystem such as
"/products/glorb/foo.c". The client uses the `repository' file to
open an ra-session, as you suggest, and from there uses the paths
within the `entries' files to drive editors.

So I think we're in agreement on this one. :)
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