On Dec 19, 08 14:44:50 +0100, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
Michal Marek wrote:
> My idea was that 'osc co home:a_jaeger:something' would create
> home_a_jaeger_something. If there would be a user "a" with project
> home:a:jaeger:something and you would want to checkout his project, then
> you would have to chose a different directory name. Would that work?
I don't like that name clash.
I did a little investigation about using special chars
in OBS projects.
':' - 6940 times (obviously)
'_' - 3361 (probably not a good candidate either)
'-' - 349
'.' - 107
'+' - 3
More reasons for getting rid of the colons:
Perl packages cannot be build when a colon is in the path.
selftests fail. Probably a bug in the perl test suite code.
Scp cannot handle names with colon in them at all.
Probably a bug in ssh quoting on the server side.
The following group of delimiters is unusable, because of the above or
the shell expansion:
This leaves us with the following set:
# = ^ @ ,
You forgot ~. checking out home~a_jaeger~something is not subject to shell
expansion. Only names starting with ~ are.
First three (# = ^) could be a part of the e-mail
address (thus also
Novell account) and @ is used as user@host separator, so using it could
So from my point of view - comma is the winner! :D (and it is also
pretty readable too)
Do we have login names containing = ? Bugzilla search did not return any.
I guess we are left with three alternatives: ~ = , right?
Still my favourite would be /
In osc I can already say things like
$ osc up home\:jnweiger\:perl/perl-Wx/
At revision 20.
I'd really appreciate if sub-projects could be sub-direcories when checked
$ osc up home/jnweiger/perl/perl-Wx/
(off-topic: Currently it takes some effort to make subprojects inherit from
their parents. Imho, inheritance should be default, and the effort only be
needed to prevent it.)
From the design discussions, I only remember, that the
':'-suffix was chosen to
differenciate between package 'perl' and
Do we have other reasons that prevent us from using simple '/' ?
From a checkout perspective this is technically not
needed: In my example:
all directories under 'perl' form subprojects, all
files under 'perl' belong
to the project perl. Too ugly? Solvable?
Okay, let's have a look at some of the alternatives mentioned so far:
$ osc up home:/a_jaeger:/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home=/a_jaeger=/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home~/a_jaeger~/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home,/a_jaeger,/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home_/a_jaeger_/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home/a_jaeger/perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home=a_jaeger=perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home~a_jaeger~perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home,a_jaeger,perl/perl-Wx/
$ osc up home_a_jaeger_perl/perl-Wx/
Whatever syntax we choose, whe should chose a consistent syntax everywhere.
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