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Re: [RFC] svn propset should require 'force' to set unknown svn: propnames

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:13:13 +0200

Julian Foad wrote on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 14:08:34 +0000:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
> > On 11/18/2012 10:56 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >> Julian Foad wrote on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 02:50:46 +0000:
> >>> Thoughts, objections?
> >>
> >> Another related trap is setting a revprop as a nodeprop, or vice-versa:
> >>     svn commit --with-revprop=svn:eol-style=native -mm foo.c
> >>     svn propset svn:log x foo.c
> >>
> >> You might want to require --force for these too.
> >
> > +1 to both suggestions.  I can never remember if it's
> > "svn:ignore[s]" or
> > "svn:keyword[s]".  Don't mind getting smacked for choosing
> > wrongly, but it's
> > always irritating for the propset to succeed yet the behavior not change.
>
> I agree with Daniel's suggestion too.
>
> I have filed enhancement issue #4261 "Setting unknown svn: propnames should require 'force'", which covers both suggestions together.
>

Another thing we could do is warn when unrecognised options are found in
the config file (~/.subversion/*) or in the --config-option command-line
option.

This would be an independent improvement, i.e., it neither blocks nor
is blocked by the propset improvements in #4261.

> Anybody want to work on it?  Please do.  I can get to it some time, but I don't know when, if nobody else picks it up.
>
> - Julian
Received on 2012-11-19 15:13:52 CET

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