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Re: Possible issue triggered by repos reorg (including repro script)

From: Matt Doran <matt.doran_at_papercut.biz>
Date: 2005-04-17 09:55:01 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:

>I continue to be mystified at the perception that this would have
>helped. We provide an unsafe operation, confusingly similar in
>semantics to another operation. Everyone who uses the wrong operation
>cites the semantic description of the operations. And yet you (and some
>others) think the major problem is its name?
I agree. I don't think separate commands would have helped me. When I
encountered this problem first, I was using TSVN (which provides
separate menus for the switch and relocate commands).

The documentation somehow needs to be more clear that --relocate is
about moving the *repository* and nothing else. I thought I had a good
understanding of svn ... but I got this wrong .. and I bet many many
others will too.

The sooner svn can grow the ability to do more --relocate sanity checks
(eg #2104) the better.


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