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Re: [PATCH] 1/5 svnmerge: clearly differentiate urls, directories, and repo-relative paths

From: Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin_at_v.igoro.us>
Date: 2007-06-02 18:52:06 CEST

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 08:54:31AM -0500, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> Hmm.. I'm not married to any particular variable-name component, but the
> user-facing text is important.
> I chose "location identifier" because the term doesn't already have a
> meaning in this context, and because it's an abstraction that I don't
> necessarily want users to think concretely about. That's a little hard
> to see in this patch, but in the end a location identifier can be any
> one of a URL, a UUID+path, or a repos-relative-path. Conceptualizing it
> as any one of those can lead to confusion.
> I think that referring to it as a UUID/path pair, at least in this
> patch, would be incorrect, since it does not involve a UUID. Later,
> it's still a misleading name, since it may still be a
> repos-relative-path and thus not imply any specific repository or UUID.
> I can't think of a better term than "location identifier", although I
> admit that its not ideal. Is there some consistent term other than
> "location" in the Subverson lexicon for "a specific directory in a
> specific repository"?

Sorry to self-reply, and so much later, but: any further comments?


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