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Re: one more example of unclear terminology in SVN book

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_mindspring.com>
Date: 2004-12-20 16:18:51 CET

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Perhaps it's also a bit confusing for the newcomer that the SVN book
> here uses "svn" as the name of an example project. When I set up my
> repository, it might not come as too much of a surprise that I named
> the directory "svn" ...

that threw me the first time i read it as well. given that the
subversion per-directory admin dirname is ".svn", i just naturally
assumed there was something magic about the name "svn" as well at that

more generally, i think it's important to always label examples with
which parts have required, mandated names, and which names are
user-chosen and arbitrary. when it comes down to it, even the
directory names "trunk", "branches" and "tags" are flexible -- someone
else might choose to call them "main", "br" and "tg" for all i know.
not that i'd encourage that sort of thing, but it's stull useful to
know that those names aren't fixed in stone.


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