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

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-11 19:17:06 CET

Brian Behlendorf <brian@collab.net> writes:
> It matches the behavior, though, of other applications that deal with
> URLs, like web browsers. If you type '/etc/passwd' into Mozilla's URL
> box, it'll assume it's 'file:///etc/passwd'.

True, but that's okay only because the penalty for guessing wrong is
not severe in Mozilla's case. Mozilla won't accidentally commit
changes to the website. :-)

For a revision control system, the consistency vs convenience tradeoff
should slide slightly toward the consistency end, imho.

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