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Re: My first hung repository

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-09-01 22:16:17 CEST

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 10:30:22AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Which already uses Unix scripting for its Unix port -- so at the very
> least it could use fuser(1) for the Unix port and avoid a very common
> trouble case.

Uhh we do where? If you mean the hook stuff. That hardly qualifies.
The hook programs could be shell scripts, perl programs, or C programs.
We don't care. There is nothing Unix centric about that design.

I suppose there might be a platform out there that doesn't support
passing arguments to executables. But I'm not aware of it and
considering that all of our executables depend upon the OS providing
that functionality we'd be in pretty sad shape.

> The fact that the Windows port must remain brain-damaged is not an excuse
> for leaving the Unix port brain-damaged.

It's not a Windows "port" it is a platform that we support fully. We
believe that we need to provide equal functionality on all platforms as
best as we can. IMHO we shouldn't even have symlink support because
there is no way to support it for Windows. Though our implmentation at
least doesn't break when checking out a repo with a symlink on Windows.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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