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Re: [PATCH] Make vanilla switch capable of changing the repository root

From: Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:35:33 +0300

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu_at_gmail.com> writes:
>> With this patch, you can relocate a WC with just a plain switch,
>> without --relocate. And you can relocate to a new repo root _and_
>> switch the FS path in one step.
> In other words, this makes the '--relocate' option obsolete?
> After we introduced the '--relocate' option, we sometimes wondered
> whether we'd made a mistake: maybe it should have been a separate
> command, because what 'switch --relocate' does is conceptually different
> from what a plain 'switch' does.

Yes, we have an issue about deprecating --relocate (or at least making it a
separate subcommand):

> However, I think it might be the case that having '--relocate' as an
> option is the worst of all worlds. Either it should be a separate
> command, or plain 'switch' should just DTRT when handed a new root. The
> latter is what your patch does, right?


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