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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-11-03 23:38:29 CET

Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
>> Now let's decide about the colour of this bikeshed... I don't like
>> vermilion with pink spots; in
>> svn diff +/branches/foo +/trunk
>> the + doesn't seem obvious enough. We can't use two leading slashes,
>> because that could be a valid UNC path on Windows.
> We're speaking of command-line, right? I don't think we can refer to a UNC
> path using two slashes from command-line: the idiomatic way is to use two
> backslashes before the hostname.
We're talking about the SVN command line, which will happily convert two
initial slashes to two backslashes and thus create an UNC path.

> I believe that using two leading slashes would be a good solution, for
> Windows. Backslashes are used for local paths, and forward slashes for URLs:
Subversion accepts both backslashes and forward slashes for local paths
on Windows. Let's not break that.or make it unintuitive.

> svn diff contrib\client-side\script.sh
> //branches/1.3.x/contrib/client-side/script.sh
> [then, one would want to be able to just say //branches/1.3.x, but that's
> for another day].

-- Brane

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