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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-09-20 20:00:33 CEST

On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 12:50, Karl Fogel wrote:
> 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.)

"This area" would be manipulations of the wc-repository relationship.
update, merge, and switch are in the same area.

Here are my other concerns:

  * "Frob the repository URL in the WC" is a very low-level description
of what relocate does. How is a tutorial supposed to explain the
relocate operation to a user who doesn't understand how Subversion works
at that level?

  * What exactly is the use case for this operation? It sounds like it
is only supposed to work when you have two repository areas with
identical contents, but how are you expected to maintain the equality of
two repository areas? Is "svn relocate" part of some hackish, interim
form of distributed operation? Will it become vestigial if we come up
with a more elegant framework for that?

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