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Re: svndumpfilter - rfc.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-04-11 00:37:35 CEST

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 04:48:50PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > > I guess you mean a script using the Swig libsvn_repos bindings?
> > > Perhaps using Python? I suppose that would be possible--but would it
> > > involve writing a (Swig? Python?) interface to svn_repos_parse_fns_t?
> >
> > Not at all. It is a frickin' text file with quite easy-to-handle syntax and
> > semantics.
> I wish you had brought this up before he had started coding. We all
> knew he was going to write svndumpfilter in C... I even encouraged him
> to use svn_repos_parse_fns_t. :-(

The work is not invalid. I just think there was a better way to build it,
and a better way to create something with more flexibility.

But I *do* believe having the C code is better than having nothing. (and I
certainly didn't have time to change that "nothing" into a (Python) script)
Alexander's work hasn't gone to waste. I just think that we'll end up with
some scripting tools in the long run. *shrug*


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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