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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-08-15 05:20:23 CEST

On Wed, 2002-08-14 at 20:21, 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)

-1 on this. Close to -1 even if only Python were required, and not
SWIG. There's just no reason to introduce this dependency.

> 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)

That would be okay, as long as "esoteric" doesn't start to include stuff
you can't do any other way.

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