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Re: Easy comparisons between related trunks, branches, and tags

From: Marc Sherman <msherman_at_projectile.ca>
Date: 2005-11-13 14:02:44 CET

Jim Blandy wrote:
>
> This proposal is the simplest I've seen so far that addresses the
> problem for most traditionally-structured repositories. If you've got
> your parallel trees scattered around more, it won't work as well, but
> maybe the answer is "don't do that".

You've alluded to this failure mode a few times, and I've been wracking
my brain trying to visualize it; can you give me an example, please?

> The error-checking is a definitely a good suggestion. However, we
> should make sure the error checking only happens when someone actually
> uses the '+' syntax; we don't want to constrain how people use the
> repository if they're not interested in our abbreviation. I think
> that simply means doing the checks when we expand it.

Yes, having read the discussion of this in the thread, I agree; the
assertions I suggest should only happen when a + expansion is actually
used, not on "svn cp" or "svn propset". A warning might be appropriate
on the latter, but even that might be too much.

> I'd like to hear how other folks feel about this proposal. Is it
> general enough? Does it restrict people from doing valuable things?

Of course this thread would finally take off on the first day I'm off
line all day... :) I've got a lot of reading to catch up on now.

- Marc

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