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RE: Poor support for \ on windows from the C API?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-11-14 23:05:15 CET

On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 16:52, Arild Fines wrote:
> I never really understood why this isn't handled in libsvn_client. Is there
> any scenario in which you *don't* want to perform this
> conversion/canonization? If every client of the API basically needs to
> create it's own infrastructure to do this conversion anyway, wouldn't it be
> better to prevent this redundancy by having libsvn_client handling it?

Mainly because we haven't wanted libsvn_client to be radically different
from other libraries. (And we can't do that kind of conversion in
libsvn_wc or libsvn_ra interfaces, because then libsvn_client would have
to de-convert before calling those libraries, and that would hurt a

I'm not sure I agree; I often think that libsvn_client functions
*should* be radically simplified: no pool parameters, native path style
and charset, and so on. I'm particularly concerned that the authors of
some language bindings are using a simplified interface to libsvn_client
functions, such that we offer slightly different functionaliy for
different languages. But I think I'm in the minority on this point.

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