On 9/3/05, Julian Foad <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure what it means to create a connection to a particular revision of
> an object. In terms of generating the log, is it necessary to connect to a
> particular revision, or will any revision work?
> If you connect to some particular revision such as the "start" or "end"
> revision of the log, will that make the log operation more efficient than if
> you had connected to "head" or a random revision? That's my guess of the day.
> > I meant to get a ra_session to the youngest revision of the object, before
> > using the operating revisions on that.
> Huh? The youngest revision of an object is always given by
> svn_opt_revision_head. I suppose you meant the younger of the two specified
> endpoints for the log, "start" and "end". Yes? But your code only does that
> in certain cases (namely when both are specified as a number). Therefore
> either your code is incomplete, or it is not necessary to connect to the
> younger of the two revisions. If it is not necessary, then why do you do it in
> some cases? Because it makes the log operation more efficient? If that's the
> case, that's fine, but it's not obvious so a comment in the code would be
> useful. If that's not the case then what is the reason for it?
While it is generally true that passing start or end as the revision
to svn_client__ra_session_from_path() doesn't change the result, there
is one case in which it matters - if the revision range extends over
renames, and both the revisions are numbers or dates, then the
revision number/date passed to svn_client__ra_session_from_path()
seems to matter.
For example, if trunk/folder existed between r4 and r6 and was renamed
to trunk/folder1 in r7, then, trying to get the log with 'svn log
-r4:7 trunk/folder1' doesn't work if you are passing the start
revision(4) to svn_client__ra_session_from_path(). But passing the end
revision (7) to svn_client__ra_session_from_path() works. Here's the
result with the actual revision # of the object(rev) and the final
resulting url(url_p) from svn_client__ra_session_from_path() printed
out - In this case the revision was set to start.
svn log -r4:7 trunk/folder1
svn: File not found: revision 7, path '/trunk/folder'
Same case with dates. Setting the revision uniformly to
svn_opt_revision_unspecified also does not work, with cases like "svn
log -r4:6 trunk/folder1".
Revised patch(v3) attached.
Fix issue #2287 - add peg revision to svn_client_log2() and add
peg revision support to the command line client.
(svn_client_log3): New prototype.
(svn_client_log3): New function.
(svn_client_log2): Re-implemented using new function
(svn_client_log): Re-implemented using new function
(svn_cl__log): Call svn_client_log3().
(url_missing_in_head, log_through_copyfrom_history): Use peg
Received on Thu Sep 8 20:56:01 2005
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