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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?

Agreed.
>
> * 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.

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