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Re: [PATCH] implement "svn relocate", a subcommand for frobbing the wc's urls.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-20 18:50:02 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> I am -0 on this idea. (Sorry to speak up after the implementation and
> not before.) I think it starts to bring our operation count in this
> area into the confusing range. Having "svn switch" is already a bit
> foreign to CVS users; having a relocate as well make the situation much
> worse.
> If this is a rare operation, perhaps it could exist as an obscure flag
> to the svn switch command.

The trouble is that it's not really related to switch at all. They
both affect URLs, but that's about it. Semantically, they are very
different operations. (Not sure what the "in this area" meant.)

I think people will have to do it often enough that it's worth
supporting directly. CVS doesn't have this command, and the result is
that it gets independently reinvented as a script all the time, with
predictably inconsistent quality.

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