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Re: svn commit: r1079592 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:58:38 -0400

On 03/15/2011 12:43 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> stsp_at_apache.org wrote on Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 22:51:52 -0000:
>> Author: stsp
>> Date: Tue Mar 8 22:51:51 2011
>> New Revision: 1079592
>>
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1079592&view=rev
>> Log:
>> * subversion/svn/main.c
>> (svn_cl__cmd_table): Document foreign repos merges in merge help text.
>>
>> Modified:
>> subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c
>>
>> Modified: subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c?rev=1079592&r1=1079591&r2=1079592&view=diff
>> ==============================================================================
>> --- subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c (original)
>> +++ subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/main.c Tue Mar 8 22:51:51 2011
>> @@ -893,6 +893,14 @@ const svn_opt_subcommand_desc2_t svn_cl_
>> "\n"
>> " svn diff ^/trunk_at_500 ^/feature_at_HEAD\n"
>> "\n"
>> + " Note that a 2-URL merge can also merge from foreign repositories.\n"
>> + " While SOURCE1 and SOURCE2 must both come from the same repository,\n"
>> + " TARGET_WCPATH may come from a different repository than the sources.\n"
>> + " However, there are some caveats. Most notably, copies made in the\n"
>> + " merge source will be transformed into plain additions in the merge\n"
>> + " target, since the copyfrom information is only valid within the\n"
>> + " source repository.\n"
>
> s/within the source repository/within a single repository/
> (or other phrasing that captures the "Doesn't cross repository boundaries" semantics)
>
> Also: is "copyfrom information" a user-facing phrase?

I would say not. But I'd also say that we don't need to explain the
technical reason that copies are downgraded to mere additions. Just state
the fact and move on.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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