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Re: [PATCH] Add URL support for propset and propdel and fix URL support for propedit

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:16:45 -0500

David James wrote:
>> A peg revision is THE way to specify a particular version of a particular
>> object. The way I'd specify it is:
>> svn propdel PNAME TARGET[@PEGREV]...
>> Delete the property PNAME from the head revision of each TARGET.
>> If PEGREV is specified, only proceed if the line of history from
>> TARGET_at_PEGREV to TARGET_at_HEAD is unbroken and the property PNAME
>> has not been modified in that interval.
>> Similarly for "propset".
> Great points, Julian! After reading through your argument, I completely agree.

I'm not -1 on this or anything, but the UI seems ... "off" to me. 'svn pset
/path/to/foo_at_34 pname pvalue -m "Some log message."' reads like "Change the
value of property 'pname' on revision 34 of 'foo'". That's of course
nonsensical, because you can't *change* the value of the property in that
revision -- you can only make a new revision.

Also, if you go this route, then you absolutely should allow --revision to
override the default operative revision (the peg revision) for parity with
all the other subcommands that implement the peg-revision algorithm. In
other words, we're back to --revision being the primary way to specify the
based-on-revision for this propchange, with the typical chain of default
values for that revision: it defaults to the peg revision's value, which
defaults to HEAD for URLs and BASE for working copy paths.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2008-02-26 19:17:05 CET

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