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Re: [PATCH] Fix for "svn log URL"

From: Zack Weinberg <zack_at_codesourcery.com>
Date: 2002-02-11 16:50:39 CET

On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 08:45:39AM -0600, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:
> > > Now it does working copies, and URLS. However, it doesn't do a FILE
> > > PATH to a Subversion repository. Should it do that also?
> >
> > If you mean 'svn log /some/path/repo/db', then probably not. In
> > general, svn commands act on URLs or working copy paths, there is no
> > reason for log to be different.
> Exactly. We, of course, know that the user *meant* to type:
> svn log file:///some/path/repo

If the computer can know unambiguously what the user meant to type,
then it should do what the user meant to do. In this case, I think it
can. There's never going to be a situation where a local filesystem
path to a repo directory is ambiguous with a path to a working copy.
Therefore, when we get /some/path/repo, we ought to just stick
"file://" in front of it and proceed - for all svn commands.

We should _not_ do that for /some/path/repo/db, because that path
knows something about the internal structure of a repository.

I can make a case either way for /some/path/repo/trunk/src/main.c.


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