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Re: Auto-subst of repository roots (was Re: svn diff branch woprking copy against mainline?)

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-11-03 11:47:42 CET

On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Daniel Berlin wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 15:40 +1100, Peter McNab wrote:
> > Daniel Berlin wrote:
> >
> > >Uh, right now, to diff the gcc 4.0 branch against a working copy file,
> > >one has to type
> > >svn diff
> > >--old=svn+ssh://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc/branches/gcc-4_0-branch/gcc/file.c
> > >--new file.c
> > >
> > >
> >
> > >That is all my users want. To not have to type twice or three times as
> > >much text as they did in cvs just to do diffs
> > >
> > >
> > So is there not an equivalent in *nix to the MS world where (and don't
> > impeach me if the syntax isn't perfect)
> > one would quickly learn to type something like
> >
>
> As i explained later on, this would require roughly 16 environment
> variables to mainly express something subversion already knows, and
> worked fine without 16 environment variables in cvs (and perforce,
> monotone, bitkeeper, etc)
>
Daniel, I'm +1 on this feature (it has been discussed before). But why
would anyone need 16 envars? Do you have 16 repositoryies? Or do you
propose the substitution to be for the whole URL, not just the repository
root?

Regards,
//Peter

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