RE: Feature Req: sorthand urls for branches/tags in CLI
From: Andrew Reedick <Andrew.Reedick_at_cbeyond.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:06:37 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
Subversion doesn't have branches. I'd rather see branches as first class objects before we hack out a "-b" option. It's still an interesting idea, though.
What happens when the svn:branches property gets merged or copied? It's an edge case, but it could cause an amusing amount of chaos if svn:branches gets copied around or merged unexpectedly.
Overall, I'm not sure it would save a significant amount of typing. If you have a standard trunk/branches/tags repo structure, then you're not saving a lot by using "-b foo" in place of "^/branches/foo". Having to set 'svn:branches' for repos with non-standard trunk/branches/tags trees is a bit inconvenient and would discourage use.
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