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Re: The right library...to get info about a directory

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-12 20:56:56 CET

On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 13:43, Files wrote:

> Ben said that the ra layer provides a list of directory structures on a
> get_dir (sorry if I'm spelling the function name wrong). However, the data
> inherent in them is not completely accessible.

It's not the commandline client's job to expose the complete innards of
every data structure it works with. That's the whole reason Subversion
is written as a bunch of C libraries. If you want data structure
innards, access them *programmatically*, not by parsing commandline
output. You can use any language you want: C, perl, python, java.
Please stop expecting the commandline client to do everything that the C
library can do. It's not going to happen.

> 'svn edit' would allow a remote editing session w/o requiring an intervening wc.

You're proposing a new feature that is pretty radical. And this is the
absolute worst time to propose it: we're trying to stabilize svn, avoid
adding new features at all costs in preparation for 1.0. If the feature
is really important to you, then please bring it up for discussion after
1.0.

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