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Re: changing svnlook / svnadmin (was: Confusing syntax)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-08-15 03:32:56 CEST

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 05:21:41PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> At lunch, I was talking with the guys, and suggested that we might want to
> replace svnadmin with a Python script. Maybe svnlook, too. Those two
> programs only run on the machine where the repository is located. It might
> be reasonable to say that Python is required for the administrators. (we
> would *never* want to do that for users, tho)
> It also means swig and the bindings, tho.

i'd be -0.5 on this. i don't like the idea of requiring python (and
swig) for basic functionality.

> Maybe we can just say that some of the more esoteric svnadmin/svnlook
> features are removed in favor of some Python-based tools. (e.g. the "shell"
> subcommand in svnadmin)

i'd have less of a problem with this, but for basic stuff, i'm in the
'keep the requirement count down' camp, since we already rely on a
fairly large number of external libraries.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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