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Re: bug report "svn propset"

From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning_at_dell.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:56:50 -0500

>>>>> "Andy" == Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> writes:

 Andy> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 03:15, Mantas Balnys
 Andy> <mantas.balnys_at_nomagic.com> wrote:
>> Hello Paul
>>
>> Thanks for your help. Anyway I think that such application
>> behavior should be changed. Property value can be any string and
>> "svn help" does not give any hint about this.

 Andy> Paul explained that Subversion is adhering to convention in
 Andy> handling such a command. Are you suggesting that Subversion
 Andy> should break that conformity?

I think what's needed is documentation. Some apps document the
existence of the "--" switch, but svn does not. It would help if it
did. Yes, it's a Unix convention, but it's an obscure one. I've used
Unix for years before I stumbled into this, and only because I
happened to read a manpage for some command that described it.

         paul

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