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Re: [Issue 4225] Add --include-externals option to 'svn list'

From: vijay <vijay_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:30:06 +0530

On Wednesday 24 October 2012 07:16 PM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> On 10/24/2012 09:25 AM, vijay wrote:
>> On Wednesday 24 October 2012 02:33 AM, Ben Reser wrote:
>>> Does it make more sense to make --include-externals behave something
>>> more like --depth rather than a simple boolean?
>>>
>>> E.G. it'd behave like so:
>>>
>>> No option: current behavior externals are not processed.
>>> --include-externals or --include-externals=infinity : Fully recursive.
>>> --include-externals=immediate : Only externals defined in the repo for
>>> the target.
>
> Externals are today always generated with full recursion, because a) the
> responsibility for deciding at what depth an external working copy is
> interesting lies with the author of that externals definition, and b) today,
> we don't allow authors to make such a declaration (all externals are
> depth-infinity). The shortcomings of our externals definition format
> doesn't, however, change the assignment of responsibility here! So, no, I
> think --include-externals=DEPTH takes us down the wrong path.
>
> In fact, IIRC, our existing commands (svn export) will only process
> externals at all when run with full recursion anyway, so perhaps the
> consistent thing to do is to only honor --include-externals (as a boolean)
> when --depth=infinity for 'svn ls', too.
>

All other commands like svn export, checkout will run with
'--depth=infinity' by default.

But 'svn ls' will run with '--depth=immediates' by default.

If we do like as follows, won't it be easy to understand?

$ svn list --include-externals
The current working copy directory and all externals(including externals
inside of externals) under cwd will be listed with depth 'immediates'.

$ svn list --depth=infinity --include-externals
The current working copy directory and all externals(including externals
inside of externals) under cwd will be listed with depth 'infinity'.

It works the same way as above for 'svn list --depth=files
--include-externals'.

Thanks & Regards,
Vijayaguru
Received on 2012-10-26 11:44:07 CEST

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