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Re: [PATCH] Issue 2318 : Inconsistent behavior with trailing '/'

From: Madan US <madan_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-10-05 21:59:35 CEST

> "Madan US" <madan@collab.net> writes:
>>> Madan U Sreenivasan <madan@collab.net> writes:
>>>> On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 02:56, Philip Martin wrote:
>>>>> "Madan US" <madan@collab.net> writes:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > * subversion/libsvn_subr/path.c
>>>>> > (svn_path_canonicalize): Modified to replace the trailing
>>>>> slash
>>>>> > in the filename to @ if the last segment of the file path
>>>>> > contained an @.
>>> I think svn_path_canonicalize is the wrong place to be handling '@'
>>> for peg revisions. All peg handling should happen in opt.c.
>> We are not handling the peg revisions here. We are only adjusting the
>> input path so that a filename with @ and followed by a trailing / would
>> be
>> recognised by the code that handles peg revisions (opt.c?) ... in this
>> case, by replacing the trailing / with an @, so that
>> svn_opt_parse_path()
>> recognises the @ in the filename and not as an indicator for a peg
>> revision...
> It's possible that there are clients that don't use the '@nnn' syntax
> for peg revisions, it's a bit of a hack after all. Those clients will
> want to use svn_path_canonicalize so that function cannot treat '@' as
> special.
.... and those client will use libsvn_subr? which takes the @ as a peg
revision marker? am not too sure...but maybe its just my ignorance...
>> Can you think of a better way to handle this in opt.c? If so, pl. let me
>> know...
> I don't understand the issue: I'd like a description of the behaviour
> you are trying to implement.
Pl. see the tests I have added to path_test.c. It would clarify a little..
anyways, I have elaborated my understanding below...

> Why can't we simply require the user to input a trailing '@' instead
> of a trailing '/'? When did trailing '/' become special?
Yes..That was the requirement for issue #2317, which r15289 accompolished...
My understanding of 2318 is as following....

A filename with a peg revision could be followed by a trailing slash as in
  file:///path/to/filewith_at_marker/ and expect svn to understand that
filewith@marker is actually a filename and not a peg revisioned file.
Similar to the way file:///path/to/filewith_at_marker@ will be treated (issue

   The rational behind the request was the following. I think its a little
shallow myself....

 file:///path/to/filename/ is treated as if filename is a file(and not a
dir due to the trailing slash)
 file:///path/to/filewith_at_mark/ errors out saying that 'mark' is not a
valid revision(and hence looks like filewith@mark is not treated as a
filename as a whole)

    The reality is
 file:///path/to/file/ is treated as file:///path/to/file
    ...thanks to svn_path_canonocalize(). Similarly...
 file:///path/to/filewith_at_mark/ is treated as file:///path/to/filewith_at_mark
    and hence errors out saying that 'mark' is not a valid revision.

   Since its svn_path_canonicalize() that causes the symptom in the first
place, I have tried to make it understand (a little intelligently) that
the user might have used the trailing / intentionally - if the last
segment of the filename contains an @ symbol (The trailing slash
wouldnt make sense if what comes after that @ is a revision number).
Hence the behavior of using a trailing / should be treated as if an
trailing @ was present.

   Questions? Swearing? ;)

   oh, btw, I have attached the patch with new tests in path-test.c.


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