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Re: 1.5 svn:externals and command line parsing

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 09:24:40 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Blair Zajac wrote:
>> While we're on this subject, the change to support both:
>> URL DIR (svn <= 1.4)
>> and
>> DIR URL (svn >= 1.5 with peg revisions)
>> never really appealed to me. It seems needlessly complex to support
>> these different formats and it's one more thing to people to remember
>> that you can have these different formats.
>> I suggest just going back to
>> DIR -rN URL
>> DIR -r N URL
>> and extend URLs to have peg and relative support. The code would be
>> simpler and less complex UI for svn users. It would also allow 'svn ps'.
> The problem is that URLs that lack peg revisions can't be accurately
> interpreted. "-r19 URL" can mean two entirely different repository
> locations depending on whether or not the peg revision algorithm in in play.
>> To Mike's concern about the inconsistency between the externals format
>> and export and checkout, that never bugged me.
> This was never about the look of the format. We needed a way to distinguish
> the old interpretation from the new. One way to do that was the to add
> support for a new syntax. As it turns out, this new syntax makes (for me)
> more intuitive sense anyway -- bonus.

Ahh, thanks. Good to know.


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