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Re: feature suggestion: adressing the repo relative to working copy url

From: Lorenz <lorenznl_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:33:54 +0000

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>Lorenz wrote on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 15:28:19 +0000:
>> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> >From 'svn help ps':
>> > The URL may be a full URL or a relative URL starting with one of:
>> > ../ to the parent directory of the extracted external
>> > ^/ to the repository root
>> > / to the server root
>> > // to the URL scheme
>> > ^/../ to a sibling repository beneath the same SVNParentPath location
>>
>> I am aware of the svn:externals syntax, but in light of the fact that
>> ^/ was alread adopted, I thought it best to stick with the ^
>>
>> If the cmomand line client accepts the ^ as the "translate the
>> following path to an URL" marker, then anything after it could be
>> interpreted as a normal path.
>>
>> ^/ repo root relative
>> ^/../name sibling repo
>>
>> ^subpath subpath of the current working copy folder
>> ^../ parent
>> ^../path sibling
>> ^../../ grand parent
>
>If the first of these four were changed to require a ./ path component,
>we could repurpose the ^foo/ syntax to something else:
>
> ^./subpath subpath relative to URL of cwd
> ^foo/ as defined by a --config-option=config:short-urls:foo=bar config option
>[...]

the last is an independent idea for an additional feature, right?

'foo' would be a shortcut for a base URL?
I think, without some sort of indicator, it looks to much like a path.
I would prefer to mark a shortcut explicitly as such.
No idea how though, another prefix? Perhaps '^:shortcut/" would do?

But back to original topic: I could live with using '^./' as the
general prefix for "current working copy folder relative addressing".

so my 4 examples above would change to:

^./subpath subpath of the current working copy folder
^./../ parent
^./../path sibling
^./../../ grand parent

-- 
Lorenz
Received on 2017-02-23 08:34:58 CET

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