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

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2002-08-15 03:56:55 CEST

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> 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.

SWIG, sure.
Python, however, is very common these days (at least in the unix world, in
win32 i could see it being an issue, but i also don't see the majority of
win32 users using svnlook or svnadmin anyway)
> > 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

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