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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:38:39 +0100

On 24.11.2012 13:30, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 12:33:01 +0100:
>> I'm also considering requiring --force if one tries to use a revision
>> property name as a node property, and vice versa.
> +0
>> $ svn ps svn:barfoo x .
>> svn: E195011: 'svn:barfoo' is not a valid svn: property name; did you mean 'svn:group'?
>> (To set the 'svn:barfoo' property, re-run with '--force'.)
>> In this case the suggestion is clearly bogus.
> It seems the code should filter svn:user and svn:group from

That wouldn't make suggestion any less silly. :)

In fact, with the change I made just now (to not consider the prefix
when sorting the properties by similarity), trying to set "svn:barfoo"
results in the suggestion to use "svn:mergeinfo" instead, which is just
as wrong.

Regarding svn:group, svn:user and svn:unix-mode, these are defined in
svn_props.h as reserved, user-visible properties and I see no reason to
require --force to set them on /this/ level. This is purely a syntactic
filter; it would be wrong IMO to infuse any kind of awareness of
semantics into it.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2012-11-24 13:39:19 CET

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