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Re: Minor buglet: confusing error message

From: David Faure <faure_at_kde.org>
Date: 2005-06-01 17:24:16 CEST

On Sunday 01 May 2005 13:10, Jeff Squyres wrote:
> svn: Cannot replace a directory from within
> This is somewhat confusing -- it doesn't give any indication that the
> URL corresponding to your working directory no longer exists.

I would like to second this request. svn has several very confusing error messages,
and this is the top one. It should say "no such URL" instead.
It's quite common to make a typo in an svn switch statement, and "no such URL"
would be a much better error message than "Cannot replace a directory from within"
(which looks at first sight like some svn limitation...)

David Faure, faure@kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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