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Re: Finishing relative svn:externals

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com>
Date: 2007-07-19 18:02:50 CEST

On Thursday 19 July 2007 17:16, Vlad Georgescu wrote:
> This is somewhat bikesheddy, but I'd very much prefer '//' to '^' for
> this purpose, for at least three reasons:
> 1) ^ is not really a forbidden character in paths, so again, there's
> potential for ambiguity
> 2) // is easier to type and feels less 'magic'; this is important if we
> are going to use the same syntax on the command line
> 3) there are already people building wrappers around svn with exactly
> this syntax: http://code.google.com/p/gvn/

A reason against "//": it's what you type after the "protocol:" part, so I'd
expect it to start there. But what's discussed here starts at a deeper level.

Marc Haisenko
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