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Re: Dump of IRC response

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 02:55:24 +0100

Alright, so then when would basename *ever* be useful?

Dirname/entryname allows for join to work, too.

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 23:08, Bert Huijben <bert_at_vmoo.com> wrote:
> I hope you see this on irc.. otherwise:
>
> 11:52 <@gstein> Bert: in your addition of the entryname() stuff,
> 11:52 <@gstein> you state "the adminstrative area handling should use the
> entryname variants"
> 11:52 <@gstein> why is that? what makes them special?
>
> And I answered 11 hours later:
>
>
> 22:58 <@Bert> gstein: The administrative area handling uses "" as the name
> of the folder within its own entries list..
> While basename can return the parent, '/', 'A:',
> '//server/share', etc as basename
> 23:01 <@Bert> gstein: That definition of basename works well when you want
> svn_dirent_join to work.. but you can never
> use a workingcopy in a root drive if you use the combination
> of directoryname and basename... E.g.
> svn_dirent_split on "A:/" gives dirname "A:/" and basename
> "A:/".. so you would start looking for the
> entry "A:/" in the entries file located in "A:/.svn/".. while
> you really need the "" entry in that file
> 23:04 <@Bert> So basename works great if you want to split and join paths..
> but not if you need a name of a directory
> entry.. (And I don't see a way to integrate both methods.. (I
> tried redefining basename last night, but
> it breaks unambiguous joining :( )
> 23:06 <@Bert> By quick and direty converting all svn_path_* on local paths
> to the dirent*entry functions in entries.c,
> lock.c and status.c I got a commit in a disk root working..
> The code just needs some extra testing before
> I want to commit..
>
> (Feel free to follow up on dev_at_s.t.o or irc)
>
>
> Bert
>
>

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