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Re: Relocate Problem

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-05-25 10:55:39 CEST

On 25.05.2005, at 02:18, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On May 24, 2005, at 5:13 PM, David Faure wrote:
>> On Tuesday 24 May 2005 23:23, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>> 'svn switch' and 'svn switch --relocate' are very different commands
>>> for very different situations.
>> Given that people often confuse the two, shouldn't "svn switch
>> --relocate"
>> be renamed to "svn relocate" ?
> There's been constant debate about this on the developer list. Most
> agree that something needs to be done here, but some are wary of
> adding more subcommands and increasing the learning curve. Google the
> developer list to see previous threads on this; my memory tells me
> that ghudson has a slow-rollout plan to fix things.
> (Personally, if we were to make a new subcommand, I think a better
> name would be 'svn changeroot' or something. Because '--relocate'
> really just means, "change the SVNROOT of the working copy.")

I'm thinking that, given that they really are quite different
operations as you say, having two separate subcommands actually makes
it more clear, and should, if anything, decrease the learning curve.

If "relocate" is renamed to "changeroot" then "switch" would kinda have
to be renamed to "changepath" to match. I'm not sure that's better....
(Not saying it's not, just not sure....)

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