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Re: Proposal for $ReposRoot$ keyword

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-28 14:57:21 CEST

John Peacock wrote:
> Does anyone care enough about having a keyword for $ReposRoot$ added that I
> should struggle trying to get this to work? I've attached my patch in progress,
> mostly as a demonstration of how simple it is to add keywords now. The code in
> export.c is too simplistic and will only work when exporting the repository from
> the root.

I care much more to see a keyword that does what SubWCRev does.

It would be very sweet to replace:
SubWCRev <blah blah> variousfiles.xxx.in variousfiles.xxx
<compile project>
<remove variousfiles.xxx again>

in build scripts with a simple 'svn up' or perhaps a specialized 'svn
up --keywords-only'.

It would give much cleaner integration, SVN <-> Visual Studio wise.

Eg.:
- no more complaints about missing variousfiles.xxx,
- much less tinkering with pre-/post-build commands,
- much less fuzz with developers that doesn't understand the SubWCRev
magic or why they shouldn't create and/or modify variousfiles.xxx,
- less margin for error when eg. the build fails in various stages -
with only 1 file and 1 command to update it's keywords, there's not a
lot of places it can go wrong.

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