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Re: svn:executable property

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-27 19:46:31 CEST

Quincey Koziol <koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu> writes:

> I'm new to the subversion side of things, so please take this with a
> grain of salt. But, it occurs to me that the 'svn:executable' setting
> should be a platform dependent setting based on the machine a working copy
> is checked out on (similar to the 'svn:eol-style' property). It really
> would not be useful to mark UNIX scripts or binaries as executable on a
> Windows platform and vice versa for batch files from DOS/Windows on UNIX.

No real need to make it OS dependent, as far as I know. Windows has
no executable bit (using file extension for that mechanism) and Unix
has only the executable bit (and doesn't give a rip about file
extension. So I think keeping things OS-ignorant is benign.

I think you were saying the same thing, but your complaint is that the
feature isn't *useful* across OS. I agree, but I see no need to add
the unnecessary complexity (in the code and in documentation). It
should suffice to say that "the property controls the executable bit on
platforms that have such a thing", and be done with it.

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Received on Fri Sep 27 19:47:43 2002

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