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Re: Greg Stein's several issues: proposed resolutions

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2000-12-25 22:32:28 CET

Greg Stein wrote:

> You're separating the repository from the item's name again. You've just
> moved it from the "repository" file into an attribute of
> SVN_ENTRIES_THIS_DIR. Same concept, new location :-)
>
> Consider:
>
> <entry
> name=""
> kind="dir"
> revision="1"
> ancestor=""
> repository="http://www.lyra.org/svn/project/some/subdir"/>
> <entry
> name="file2"
> text-time="Wed 20 Dec 2000 13:12:55.000 (day 355, dst 0, gmt_off -28800)"
> revision="1"
> ancestor="file2"/>
>
> vs.
>
> <entry
> name=""
> kind="dir"
> revision="1"
> ancestor="http://www.lyra.org/svn/project/some/subdir"/>
> <entry
> name="file2"
> text-time="Wed 20 Dec 2000 13:12:55.000 (day 355, dst 0, gmt_off -28800)"
> revision="1"
> ancestor="http://www.lyra.org/svn/project/some/subdir/file2"/>
>
> The former case requires all files to be in the same repository; the latter
> allows files from different repositories. Brane was arguing for this a while
> back.

Yep, for exactly these reasons.

> I'm not keen on it myself :-), but simply recording a full URL means
> you don't have to go and compose a bunch of stuff. The "name" attribute even
> becomes a bit redundant.

Not really. Sometimes you want to use a different name for an entity
within the working copy. Remember how we used to check out APR into the
subversion tree before it moved to its own repository.

-- 
Brane �ibej
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