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Re: Auto-subst of repository roots

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-11-03 18:05:17 CET

John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> writes:

> Julian Foad wrote:
> > Ambiguities starting to creep in: behaviour depends on whether the
> > thing is found locally. If we suspect it is going to be found
> > locally, maybe we want a syntax to force it to be found relative to
> > the other URL instead.
> Then perhaps we should stop trying to shoehorn some new notation into
> the definition of the URL and just add a commandline switch like
> --relative, which would trigger the new behavior.

The problem with a commandline switch is what to do about multi-patch
commands in which "relativity" shouldn't apply to all the paths. Of
course, maybe that means that folks just don't use such commands...

I dunno if this has been mentioned yet, but I figured I'd throw this
idea into the mix:

   'svn command root:///path/in/repos'

This is the same thing as the "+/some/path" syntax, but at least
attempts to look like a URL, and doesn't add additional complexities
(beyond what we already have today) such as what to do when a working
copy path begins with a plus sign.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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