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Re: Requesting a New Feature

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:34:38 +0000

On Thu, 2011-02-10, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Now tracked as http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3804
>
> On 07/29/2010 10:14 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > Sorta kinda. Let's use our own tree as an example. We start with an empty
> > checkout of the root of our project:
> >
> > $ svn co --depth empty http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion \
> > subversion
> > $ cd subversion
> >
> > Now you decide that you want the trunk code for our cmdline tests (and only
> > that code). You can do this today by the following lengthy process:
> >
> > $ svn up --depth empty trunk
> > $ svn up --depth empty trunk/subversion
> > $ svn up --depth empty trunk/subversion/tests
> > $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
> >
> > (IIRC, --depth and --set-depth are equivalent here because this behavior is
> > more checkout-like than update-like.)
> >
> > Alternatively, I *suspect* you could do this:
> >
> > $ svn up --depth empty trunk trunk/subversion trunk/subversion/tests
> > $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
> >
> > So, fewer commands, but still an annoying approach. Elango is wondering why
> > 'svn update' doesn't add missing-but-needed parent directories (at
> > depth=empty) by default. Why can't the above be shortened to just:
> >
> > $ svn up trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline
> >
> > ?
> >
> > I think that's a fair question to ask. Note that if we like the idea but
> > don't wish to make it the default behavior, we have the --parents option we
> > can employ here to toggle it:
> >
> > $ svn up --parents trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline

+1 to doing this, with the "--parents" flag required. (Given that we
already use --parents in other subcommands, it would feel unnecessary
and inconsistent not to require it here.)

p.s. C-Mike, did I dream it, or did you implement something similar just
a few weeks ago? Maybe --parents for another subcommand?

- Julian
Received on 2011-02-10 18:38:22 CET

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