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Re: svn commit: r29672 - trunk/subversion/svn

From: <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 15:38:54 +0100

Quoting Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>:

> Lieven Govaerts wrote:
> Consider "svn cl --recursive blabla DIR" which currently means add all files
> under DIR. Is it sensible to have a default target of "." in this case?
> Imagine
> if changelists do eventually support directories. Maybe the default action on
> a
> specified directory will be to add it as depth==0, or maybe as
> depth==infinite.
> Is it sensible to have a default target of "." in any of these cases?

Well, I think yes, as this is the first thing I tried to add a property change
on the root dir of my working copy to a changelist.

> Save the default syntax for some (as yet unknown) purpose that really
> warrants
> it. For example, maybe we will eventually have a way to "view" or "activate"
> (in some sense) a changelist, and maybe one of those actions will become very
> common. Then it might make sense to make "svn cl blabla" mean that common
> action.

> > So now we have two different ways to tell the user that directories are
> > not supported, either by the 'Skipped' notification, or with this
> > exception. I find this is more confusing than helpful.
> No, we don't. The exception "Not enough arguments provided" has nothing to do
> with whether directories are supported.
> I hope that makes sense to you now.
Well, I don't agree with everything you said, but given this discussion is about
the best way to tell a user that the we haven't really fixed what 'svn cl
blabla' should do I have no problem removing my -0 for now. We keep our options
open and continue the discussion as soon as we've found out how users are using
the changelist feature.


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