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Re: svndumpfilter - rfc.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-10 04:08:20 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:49:27PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> >...
> > For those of you not paying attention, this patch introduces
> > svndumpfilter, a program to filter repository dump files. It can be
> > used like this
>
> Why is it a C program rather than a script? :-)
>
> I say that only somewhat in jest -- this *really* begs to be scripted. The
> kinds of changes that a person may want to make to a dump file seem a lot
> more expansive than the couple options provided.

Well, for one, our dumpfile parser is abstracted in C. Just hand it a
vtable. I'd rather not see people reinvent their own parser in a
scripting language.

(On the other hand, we *did* make it RFC822 compatible. So python
probably has a module to parse it already. :-) )

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