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

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-11-03 16:26:33 CET

On Thu, 3 Nov 2005, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 23:29 -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
>> I didn't actually count, but because i use > 80 character columns in my
>> shell, i realized this might be a wrong, and it is. The command is 95
>> characters.
>
> I worry that adding an auto-subst of repository roots will not be enough
> to justify the cost.

How so?
It's like 20 lines of code.
And it saves about 60-80 chars out of 200 on a gcc command line (30-35%).

> In http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-05/1367.shtml I outlined a more
> complicated proposal which saves significantly more typing. I'm not
> sure it's a good idea, but I do think we should be aiming higher than
> just repository root substitution.

Well, we have to start somewhere.
It's easier to get consensus for something simple that works well, than a
large scheme.

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