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Re: API review: "repository relative URL" or "relative repository URL"

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:21:30 -0400

On 03/20/2013 12:23 AM, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 19.03.2013 21:38, Julian Foad wrote:
>> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>>> svn_path.h added two new APIs since 1.7.x, svn_path_is_repos_relative_url()
>>> and svn_path_resolve_repos_relative_url(). These functions have in common
>>> this nomenclature of a "repository relative URL". But elsewhere, I see
>>> references to a "relative repository URL". Do we have a preferred syntax
>>> for those ^/-prefixed things? The book refers to them only as "relative
>>> URLs" at this point, but if we decide one way or another I'm happy to
>>> reinforce our decision in the svnbook text.
>> I had a hand in their creation, and I call them "repository-relative URLs".
> I tend to agree with this term, because "relative URL" already has a
> widely accepted meaning that is noticeably different from our usage.

Okay, that all works for me. The hyphenated form helps bind the "relative"
to the "repository" as opposed to the "URL", which is precisely the
ambiguity I was hoping to clear up.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

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