[PATCH] A working copy is not called a 'repository'

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Tue Jul 2 20:35:56 CDT 2013

On 07/02/2013 05:08 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 13:59:34 -0400:
>> I like the idea here, but I think it's being introduced too early.  Chapter
>> 1 introduces concepts in a layered manner.  The first section is split into
>> two subsections, "Version Control Basics" and "Version Control the
>> Subversion Way".  I'd rather see your sidebar in the latter subsection, when
>> it's more "okay" to talk about Subversion specifically.  (But I'll grant
> Okay.  So how about moving the sidebar to the very end of
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.basic.in-action.html#svn.basic.in-action.wc
> ?  Should I send a new patch?

Nah.  If you're okay with my moving it, I'll just add your sidebar in the
new location.

> BTW, I considered also adding a clarification about "^/project and
> ^/project/trunk are not called a 'repository', either", but decided
> against it.

Yeah, there's a certainly level of clue that the book expects.  There will
always be edge cases in the readership of folks who cling to some bit of
false knowledge (unwittingly or otherwise).  We can't possible address all
such instances.

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