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Re: Relative URLs in externals definitions. Yes, again.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-11-30 01:53:13 CET

On 11/29/06, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:

> Another idea that can be picked out of the thread is that whatever
> scheme we choose, the command-line client should be able to also use it
> during its argument processing. Makes sense to me.

Can you elaborate on this? Give examples?

>
> It's, uh, sorta frightening that as long as issue #1336 has been around
> (since May 26, 2003!), we've not been able to agree on something here.
> The *implementation* of relative URLs in externals is probably a
> no-brainer at this point, especially since working copies have been
> storing repository root URLs for some time. There's even a patch in
> the issue that proports to work (for some definition of the scheme).

Well, I think this is one of those things where designing the
interface is probably 80% of the work, so we shouldn't feel too bad.
We've always been very careful about defining elegant interfaces that
are as simple as possible, and careful to avoid feature bloat. That's
a hard standard to keep up. :-)

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