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Re: Issues 584 & 603 -- / vs. \

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-06-25 23:21:03 CEST

Martijn Boekhorst wrote:

>Quoting =?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?= <brane@xbc.nu>:
>>Many programs on Windows accept forward slashes today, and the MS C
>>runtime groks them and converts accordingly. So does APR, for that matter.
>So shouldn't subversion?
No, it should not. The Subversion libraries are not a general-purpose
portability layer, unlike the C library. The client program knows best
when and how to convert or construct the paths so that they conform to
the SVN lib requirements, so we're going to leave that work to the client.

We discussed this issue to death several times ago. Please, search the
list archives, read those discussions first.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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