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Re: Issue 1538 -- local path style

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-10-25 01:58:51 CEST

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:

> * Make it absolute, so that the user can find it without having to
> know or guess what the current working directory was at the time.

I don't like that idea.

  - If I supply relative paths to a command, as I usually do, I expect
    relative paths in the error messages.
  - If Subversion is working with relative paths internally, as it
    usually does, then converting to absolute paths can make bugs
    harder to diagnose.
  - Symbolic links mean that the absolute path you choose may not be
    the absolute path preferred by the user.
  - Absolute paths make the error messages longer.

> If it is going to be displayed as relative, at least display "." instead
> of "".


Philip Martin
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Received on Sat Oct 25 01:59:28 2003

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