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Re: file: Access vs. Database stability

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-04-06 11:30:59 CEST

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:06:58PM -0500, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> If you've never even tried these tools, I would submit that voicing
> opinions over how they should operate is kinda arrogant and fruitless.

I didn't say I'd never tried them. I said I'd never tried to use URLs
with them. So I'd say calling my comments arrogant and fruitless is a
bit harsh.

> Not every tool that accepts a filesystem path should also accept a
> file:/// URL of that path. ViewCVS is a CGI script whose
> configuration does happen to allow you to specify a filesystem path to
> your repository (which works really well) or a URL to a repository
> (which uses the RA layer, and doesn't work so wonderfully).

Why doesn't it work well. I'm using a filesystem path currently.

> Mailer.py is written to be a server-side hook script, called by
> post-commit with exactly the ${REPOS} argument provided to that script
> by Subversion itself. Allowing a program like this to accept is URL
> is silly, and will only lead to folks assuming that URLs other than
> file:/// ones would be supported. Which, of course, they won't.

True. I guess mailer.py is a special case.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
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- H.L. Mencken
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