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Semantics of svn_auth_save_credentials?

From: <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-01-24 06:46:42 CET

Within svn_auth.h, we have:

/** Save a set of credentials.
 * Ask @a auth_baton to store @a credentials (of type @a cred_kind)
 * for future use. Presumably these credentials authenticated
 * successfully. Use @a pool for temporary allocation. If no
 * provider is able to store the credentials, return error.
svn_error_t * svn_auth_save_credentials(const char *cred_kind,
                                        void *credentials,
                                        svn_auth_baton_t *auth_baton,
                                        apr_pool_t *pool);

I have to say that the implied semantics trouble me. Exactly what
provider should 'save' a particular credential? The first provider?
All of them?

I'd also suggest that a provider be allowed to have a NULL function
pointer to save_credentials rather than implement a stub that returns
false. That makes it much easier for providers - a little more work
for the caller perhaps. -- justin

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