# Re: /notempfile

From: Tobias Schäfer <tobiasschaefer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-10-05 21:47:39 CEST

On Tuesday 03 October 2006 23:58, Gavin Lambert wrote:
> Quoth Tobias Schäfer:
> > This is my proposal based on your ideas:
> > /command:update /pathfile="%temp%\svn1234.tmp" /deletepathfile
> >
> > This change will break all calls which currently don't specify
> > /notempfile. All calls from the shell extension will be changed to
> > reflect this new interface.
>
> If /path still exists and /notempfile is completely ignored then it
> won't break anything (documented) -- the only change of behaviour will
> be for those who are relying on the undocumented quirk that /path
> changes meaning when you didn't specify /notempfile. Which hopefully is
> only the shell extension :)
>
> But yep, that looks good.

I added the summary as a comment to issue
http://tortoisesvn.net/issues/?do=details&id=298

> > What should tortoiseproc do if both /path and /pathfile are given? I
> > would add both path lists to a single path list internally.
>
> I agree. It's probably not going to be too common, but there's no
> reason why this shouldn't be supported -- they don't have to be mutually
> exclusive.

I've accepted Stefans proposal. If there is a valid use case we can still
remove the error message and implement the adding of both path lists. There
is no need in implementing a feature no-one uses.

> I'm also a little dubious about the use of * as a separator -- it would
> have made more sense to use ;, and save * for use as a wildcard. But
> it's probably too late to change that now.

Yes, too late. It will break too many installations.

> If that's too much of a hassle then requiring it to be Unicode is
> probably fair enough. As Stefan said, since files may not have names
> representable in ASCII then Unicode is really the only choice if you
> have to pick a single encoding to use.

I agree. We can implement UTF8 if it is requested.

Tobias

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