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Re: Change of functionality in svn_client_checkout call

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-01-06 18:19:40 CET

On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 11:31, Patrick Mayweg wrote:
> Hallo,
> after the addition of the peg revisions, there are now 2 different
> checkout functions in svn_client, svn_client_checkout and
> svn_client_checkout2. But the compability function svn_client_checkout
> is not compatible to the svn 1.1.* version. If I want to checkout some
> delete directory from a previous revision, where it still existed, I
> receive the error "svn: File not found: revision 2, path '/A/D'". With
> svn 1.1.* this is possible. Is this change wanted or a mistake?

Philosophically speaking, there is sometimes a fine line between fixing
a bug and incompatibly changing behavior. For instance, if we were to
fix the encoding of diff output, we might break a script which relies on
the encoding being broken.

The addition of peg-rev functionality straddles this line somewhat. The
lack of history tracing in the svn client was a pretty serious flaw, and
we've already made the decision to correct this flaw by changing the
behavior of existing specifications of operative-rev and path.

So, this is a desired change in that it reflects the new behavior of
"svn co -r2 <repos-url>/A/D". Of course, since svn_client_checkout()
has no peg-rev parameter, it loses the functionality corresponding to
the new "svn co <repos-url>/A/D@2".

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