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

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:03:48 -0400

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:
> 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
> --relocate."

If we apply Vlad's patch, then we want to formally obsolete the
'--relocate' option, I think. We certainly don't want to keep it but
have it mean "Just like switch, but don't update anything."

No one -- not even us -- would ever be able to keep that straight. It
would be a meaning entirely unrelated to the name of the option. We
have enough troubles with people misunderstanding what the '--relocate'
option is for already; let's not make the problem even worse.

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