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Re: [PATCH] make symlinked hook scripts work again

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-01-14 00:08:08 CET

Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:

> * subversion/libsvn_subr/io.c
> (svn_io_check_path): Add boolean parameter 'resolve_symlinks' to
> decide whether the target of a symlink or the symlink itself should
> be checked.

Apologies, I forgot to comment on the previous patch.

Even when/if Subversion starts to version symbolic links it will be
rare for the code to allow some path to be either a file or a link.
In most cases things that should be files cannot be links, and things
that should be links cannot be files. Thus I'm not sure adding a
boolean parameter is the best solution, perhaps the svn_io_check_path
interface should remain unchanged, and there should be a function with
a different name but the same parameters that provides the
resolve_symlinks == TRUE behaviour. (These functions could call a
common helper function of course.)

I don't know if this is better, but it should be considered.

Philip Martin
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