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Re: svn:description

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2002-12-22 14:21:10 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-12-21 at 18:43, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
>> People would be stupid not to follow a well-made specification for
>> these properties. And there's no reason to have it in the 'svn'
>> namespace.
>
> If it's used by a Subversion program, it should be in the svn:
> namespace. Otherwise it shouldn't be.

I mostly agree, but kind of disagree as well.

If there is a separate specification, like the DMCI, which already
specifies a namespace and property names - I don't see a reason why
Subversion programs should not use those properties, instead of
defining their own copies in 'svn'.

And even though here the specification might be something a little
more ad hoc (if the DMCI isn't suitable), I see the situation as the
same.

> Of course, that just reduces the question to equally unresolved
> questions, like "are there any Subversion GUI programs which count
> as Subversion programs?" and "should {rapidsvn/gsvn/svn ls -v/} use
> a description property?" I have no opinion on those questions.

Well yes, if one looks at the matter like that - I don't think I have
an opinion on that either.

-- Naked

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