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Re: Branching: not getting it

From: Gary Feldman <g1list_1a_at_marsdome.com>
Date: 2004-04-30 19:11:45 CEST

From: <andy.glew@amd.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 5:22 PM

> > And how can a path possibly change? a/b/c
> > is always going to be a/b/c.
> Unless it has been svn renamed or copied
> to a different path.

You've missed the point, which is that many people use the term path to
refer to the string, not the object it references, e.g.
     bash> aPath="a/b/c"
     bash> svn mv $aPath a/b/d
     bash> echo $aPath

See! It (i.e. aPath) hasn't changed!

Sorry for being so pedantic, but that's often necessary with these sorts of
ambiguities. We often get so locked into one particular interpretation for
a word that it's difficult to understand how other people use it
differently, especially when the usages are real close but not exactly the


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