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Re: CVS update: ADDED: subversion/libsvn_subr getdate.y

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-07-05 17:33:45 CEST

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> Could we at least remove support for ambiguous notations from the parser?

+1 -- I've no problem with that. Just ask that whoever does it please
notify the list about the notations removed, just in case there's a
question about what's "ambiguous". (I know, I know, there *shouldn't*
be, but you know how these things go...)

I couldn't tell if you were volunteering, Branko. Not a hint -- you
do plenty already, no need to take this one on too. But if you don't
plan to do it, could you add an item to the bite-sized tasks page
(project_tasks.html)? Thanks.

> I'm inclined to agree with Greg Hudson: It's not a good idea to plan
> on removing functionality.

Agree in general, though I think there are cases where it's justified
(for example, when the functionality being removed is not used by many
people nor scripts, and when the new behavior is a clear and
instructive error message telling people why things are different now.

In fact, I think that might be a good way to handle the unsupported
ambiguous date formats. Don't just say "invalid date format", say,
"date format no longer accepted because ambiguous, try this way
instead...".

-K

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