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

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:42:11 -0400

Vlad Georgescu wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Karl Fogel wrote:
> [...]
>>> I'm close to +1 on this, but would like others' thoughts...
>> I had the following gut reactions to this post, in short order:
>> . o O ( Gack! Someone is disturbing the delicate balance of the
>> switch/relocated code!? )
>> . o O ( Yes, someone is. And what a *nice* disturbance it is... )
>> What is lost by this change, though, is the ability to relocate without
>> updating (which is a very valid thing to wish to do).
> I'm not planning to remove --relocate, so you can still do that.
>> Would 'svn switch NEW-URL -rBASE' be a way to preserve that functionality?
> That should work as well.

I was expect, actually, that it doesn't. I'm guessing that 'svn switch
-rBASE' will turn BASE into a revision number based on the evaluation of the
revision at which the TARGET sits, and then do a whole-revision update to
that revision (whatever it may be). That's not quite the same operation as
an update-less URL tweak. And maybe the answer to that is, "Just use

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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