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Re: [PATCH] Disambiguate description of dumpfile format

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 13:14:32 -0700

r31526, thanks.

--dave

2008/5/29 Michael Haggerty <mhagger_at_alum.mit.edu>:
> The question is whether paths listed in dumpfiles should have leading
> '/' characters or not. notes/dump-load-format.txt is inconsistent; in
> the format description around line 82 it includes leading '/'
> characters; in the example later in the file it excludes them.
>
> "svnadmin dump" output omits leading '/' characters.
>
> "svnadmin load" doesn't care.
>
> cvs2svn [1] used to include leading '/' characters in some places until
> a few minutes ago, when I changed it to omit them in all places.
>
> SvnDumpTool [2] gets upset if a dumpfile includes leading '/' characters.
>
> The "consensus" seems to be that it is better to omit the leading '/'
> characters. So the patch below changes notes/dump-load-format.txt to
> consistently omit the leading '/' characters.
>
> Michael
>
> [1] http://cvs2svn.tigris.org
>
> [2] http://svn.borg.ch/svndumptool/
>
> [[[
> Consistently omit leading '/' characters in node paths.
>
> The specification was previously inconsistent on whether node paths
> should include a leading '/' character. The output of "svnadmin dump"
> omits the characters, so change the file to consistently use that
> convention.
>
> * notes/dump-load-format.txt: Remove leading '/' characters that appear
> in node paths.
>
> Patch by: Michael Haggerty <mhagger_at_alum.mit.edu>
> ]]]
>
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