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Re: damned 'svn log' behavior

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-02-24 19:26:56 CET

Ben Collins wrote:

>>>>>Ick icky. We're talking about user workarounds here, and changing
>>>>>patterns of behavior from obvious to non-obvious.
>>>>As a compromise, perhaps we can add a switch to 'svn log' which forces
>>>>it to run against the root of repository.
>>uh, i really don't see the point in yet another switch. just type 'svn
>>log -r FOO http://url/of/repos'. it's going to take just as long to
>>type as a long flag would, and i'm sure you're not proposing we waste a
>>short flag on something like this, right?
>Maybe it would be better to assume that -r with no path args assumes
>root of wc repo. That way Sussman's case of -r X:Y with no args still
>works so long as he adds implicit "." (or whatever paths he wants). I
>can see both sides as being correct here. The no-implicit-dot when -r is
>used seems to make the best sense (least work for both cases).

i don't particularly like the idea of having some weird special case
for when an implicit dot is added and when it isn't. either it should
be there for all uses of 'svn log', or none.


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Received on Mon Feb 24 19:27:40 2003

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