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From Anton Shepelev <>
Subject Re: Automatically supply the origin URL in svn merge
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:39:03 GMT
Daniel Shahaf:

> Yes, this feature won't happen unless someone invests time in
> making it happen -- but let's not discourage people from
> discussing feature ideas even if they may not personally have
> time to implement them. Discussions are just as useful a
> contribution as patches.

It is true that I was not prepared to implement this feature myself
when I proposed it. Not having any knowledge of bash or Python, I
would have to use SVN from C, which will take me considerable
time. I am only learing SVN and giving my feedback about what I
think are obvious inefficiencies of its user interface.

I had already written about an extension of the caret syntax
to take the current working directory into account, so that, being
in svn/trunk/project/xml/ , one does not have to type

  svn cp ^/trunk/project/xml/1.xml ^/trunk/project/xml/2.xml

but can simply say:

  svn cp ~~/1.xml ~~/2.xml or
  svn cp --remote 1.xml 2.xml

or something else to the same effect, so as not to repeat the paths
from the repository root.

I use SVN at work, so what I ask here is a personal and egoistical
request to make my professional life better, but I hope that other
users find the proposal convenient too. In return, I am contributing
to other free and open-source projects, but not, currently, to SVN.

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