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Re: svn commit: rev 4780 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_wc libsvn_client tests/clients/cmdline

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-07 23:45:52 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> (It's a question of phenomenology, really. From a reductionist
> perspective, svn_wc_is_ignored is the same as
> svn_cstring_match_glob_list, and having one pass its arguments to the
> other is a gratuitous layer of abstraction. But from a holistic
> perspective, you might argue that it's not; it performs the logical
> function of checking a string against an ignore list which merely
> happens to be of the form accepted by match_glob_list. Normally I like
> to think I am holistic programmer, but for some reason the holistic
> argument isn't sitting well with me in this case, so I chose the
> reductionist perspective. </philosophy>)

I'd just like to say that I read this paragraph aloud to Mike Pilato,
and we both enjoyed it greatly.

An amateur acquaintance with biology has mostly convinced me that
holism is just a primate's gloss on complexity anyway, i.e.,
essentially reductive in nature. Therefore, +1.

:-)

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