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Re: [PATCH] optionally use $SVN_USERNAME as login

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-23 17:38:08 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>kfogel@collab.net writes:
>>I'm not sure I agree. People know about setting environment
>>variables, plus CVS has $CVS_USER. Aliasing 'svn' to a complex
>>command involving backticks is much less intuitive. And, as Ben
>>pointed out, it won't work for commands that don't accept
>(Excuse me, I just realized I was wrong about CVS_USER -- that's
>something totally different.)
>I still think SVN_USERNAME or SVN_USER is a good idea, for the reasons
>already given, though.
I explained in a previous post that Subversion should be caching the
username associated with a repository. If that doesn't work, we should
fix the credentials caching, not introduce dependencies on environment vars.

Consider this a -1 until someone shows that either a) credentials
caching or b) teaching svn to always accept --username, aren't
sufficient for solving this particular contrived problem.

(I still don't understand the usefulness of sharing working copies,

-- Brane

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