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Re: Minor buglet: confusing error message

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-17 20:57:01 CEST

On Jun 17, 2005, at 1:35 PM, David Faure wrote:

> On Wednesday 01 June 2005 17:24, David Faure wrote:
>
>> 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...)
>>
>
> No reply - should I file a bug report about this?
>

Sure, add it to issue 1254.

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