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Re: [REQ] WC-only properties (local:)

From: Archie Cobbs <archie_at_dellroad.org>
Date: 2004-09-29 17:49:39 CEST

Kevin Ballard wrote:
> >>> So what you're asking for is purely client-side stuff... therefore
> >>> maybe
> >>> this could all be done in a wrapper script around the "svn" command.
> >
> > Well, it sounds like you're asking for 'svn' to implement what is
> > essentialy that exact same functionality, just within the 'svn'
> > binary itself instead of in a wrapper script... not sure that would
> > make it any less "hackish"...
> What you're asking me to do is write a wrapper that recurses into every
> directory tree rooted at the modified files/dirs and write to each
> affected property, do the action, then recurse back into every one and
> reverse that property modification. That's a lot of work and seems like
> it would extremely slow. What I'm asking is for a certain prefixed
> property to simply not be committed to the repo, as well as when using
> the special svn: properties to simply take a look at the relevant
> local:svn: property as well. It would be a lot more efficient and
> probably easier to do than what you're asking.

Yes, you are right about all that.. I'm just asking the underlying
question: where does "core" svn functionality stop and "custom"
client side functionality start? Not that my opinion counts for much,
but this feature seems like a good example of being on the "borderline".

I.e., it's a useful idea, but does it belong in the "stock" svn
binary? After all, there's nothing stopping somebody from writing
a "super-svn" binary based on "svn" that includes extra features
like this... it would be nice to see people doing creative stuff like
that, so we'd get some good "feature competition"...


Archie Cobbs * CTO, Awarix * http://www.awarix.com

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