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Re: Does propset really need to take it's value from a file?

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2001-03-14 18:43:51 CET

On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 12:16:46PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
>
> > Ahh. Now I understand your intent (although I must say that I don't
> > know that this is a feature that most (or even more than a few) people
> > would use, but that's probably just the CLI in me talking.
>
> I don't think _people_ will use them. But people do want to be able
> to build systems on top of their version control system; properties
> are supposed to be a hook for those applications.

For example, if we wanted to do something like integration with scarab,
to make note of which versions of which files were affected by which
bug-fixes, we could use properties to do so. (although this is starting
to get into changesets...)

>
> So I think the CL interface to properties is not too important.
> Anything that becomes everyday usage should probably get its own
> command, anyway; setting properties is a clumsy user interface.
>

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