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Re: rapidsvn feedback

From: Martin Pool <mbp_at_toey.home>
Date: 2002-08-04 06:46:12 CEST

On 1 Aug 2002, Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> wrote:
> Zack Weinberg <zack@codesourcery.com> writes:
> > Not true. csh history expansion (picked up by bash and probably zsh
> > also) uses ^ to delimit a 'quick substitution'.
> Actually, that requires two ^'s, one at the beginning of the line.
> > This means some versions of csh will silently make ^path vanish,
> > since it doesn't fit their grammar.
> Testing bash, tcsh, csh on HP-UX 11 and SCO Openserver 5 does not
> show this problem. Can you point to one that does?

It's only magic when there are two carats on the same line, otherwise
it doesn't look like a substitution.

You could make a case that this is a perfect example of why magic
characters are confusing :-)

I'd much prefer `svn url`, or perhaps `svn repourl` or something a bit

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