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

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-09-20 20:14:09 CEST

Quoting Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>:

> 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?

The actual use case is more like one repository is available on two different
networks by different names, and the users machine sometimes migrates between
those networks.

Kevin Pilch-Bisson
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