On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 17:43, Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> svn_wc_add_repos_file4(..., copyfrom_url, ...) has a check that says,
> "If copyfrom_url isn't in the same repository as the WC target parent
> dir, then SVN_ERR_UNSUPPORTED_FEATURE."
> Semantically, yes, copying from another repos isn't yet supported. But
> the check for that should be at a higher and/or lower level.
> The only reason it checks *at this level* is because it wants to know
> the repos_root so it can calculate the repos_relpath which is required
> for the DB. And this is a cheap way of finding the repos root.
> * Change this API to take copyfrom_repos_root and
> copyfrom_repos_relpath instead.
> * Remove this check and relpath calculation from its implementation.
> * Update the callers (two in libsvn_client, one in libsvn_wc).
> * For back-compat, move the check and _relpath calculation into
> That wouldn't change any behaviour right now, but would remove an
> obstacle for later improvements.
> I'm thinking this change fits into a generally desirable pattern of
> moving towards keeping repos_root and repos_relpath separate.
> Especially in the RA and repository side APIs, I assume, but makes sense
> to do so in other parts of the libraries as well.
> Any concerns? If not I'll try to do it.
+1, makes sense to me.
Received on 2010-08-12 16:29:00 CEST