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Re: Client-side hooks was Re: experiment to get Mac resource-forks under version control [with PATCH]

From: William Uther <willu.mailingLists_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2003-05-15 04:58:18 CEST

On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 06:00 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> Has anyone actually thought about implementing client-side hooks? I
> believe they would be a generic way of solving some of these concerns.
> I know we've talked about it before. Perhaps it's time for those of
> us who are interested to sit down and try to come up with an approach
> that might work. Obviously, this shouldn't distract from those not
> terribly interested.
> What do you all think? -- justin


It got a huge -1 for the reasons listed in this email:


Basically, the arguments are all along the lines of "Client side
scripts need to be identical on all clients, or you end up with
corruption". This is supported with war stories about CVS wrapper
support (where incompatible versions of tar caused the world the break
open and millions to die).

Client side scripts give the user a LOT of rope. I'm not sure where I
stand on whether that is a problem.

Will :-}

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