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Re: [PATCH]: Transform rules prototype

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2005-11-06 20:15:56 CET

On 2005-11-05 22:35:10 -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> Url's starting with "rule://" will be tranformed according to the rules.

Since this is configurable, why not transforming *any* URL-like string?

If a user wants to transform only strings starting with "rule://",
he should be allowed to specify that in the rules.

> 1. Argument text cannot contain /, in this url syntax, since doing so
> would require adding an end argument delimiter.

The end argument delimiter could be given in the rule, e.g.


The * is a special character that matches anything up to the

> 2. The rule:// text is deleted as part of processing.
> 3. Where the occurrence of the text in the match part happens is of no
> consequence (IE we don't require it occur right after a / or anything).
> This would be easy to change

There would be a problem with your example and something like that:

  svn ls rule://repo/dir/branches.c

> 4. Each rule is applied exactly once per url, to the first match it
> finds. This would be easy to change.
> Examples:
> Given:
> [transform-rules]
> repo=svn://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc 3
> branches=repo/branches 2
> release=branches/gcc-$1-branch 1

I'd rather see this written like this (following my comments above):

^rule://repo=svn://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc 3
^rule://branches=rule://repo/branches 2

The special characters are the following ones:
  1. At the beginning of the rule, ^ means that the match must occur
     at the beginning of the string.
  2. * matches anything up to the separator (following *), if there is
     one. For instance, in the 3rd rule above, * would be equivalent
     to [^/]* in a regexp.
  3. In the replacement text, $[1-9] is replaced by the corresponding
     matched text. $. is replaced by the URL given by svn info.

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