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Re: Does Subversion run on OS/2?

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-11-19 20:39:26 CET

On Nov 11, 2004, at 11:34 AM, Julian Foad wrote:

> Brian Havard wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:50:33 +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
>>> Well, I'm torn between protecting any OS/2 users that we might
>>> already have,
>>> and trying to get out of keeping this work-around forever.
>> Don't worry about it too much. If I need to write an implementation
>> for OS/2 I'll do so. Actually, the unix implementation looks almost
>> portable so I can probably adapt that.
>
> Excellent. Thanks. I don't suppose there's any chance you could
> implement it in APR before we release a version of Subversion that
> requires it?
>
> I don't want to upset people by my habit of concentrating most of my
> energy on little warts like this and perhaps distracting attention
> from bigger issues. Karl asks why I don't just leave it alone, and I
> suspect several other people feel the same way. One of the main
> attractions of working with all of you on Subversion is the niceness -
> cleanness - correctness - of the source code. I just happen to be a
> person who takes pleasure in cleaning up little things like this -
> witness how many of my commits have been just fixing spelling
> mistakes, or removing redundant code, rather than adding features.
>
> You could persuade me not to remove this work-around yet, by arguing
> that we don't want to break Subversion for OS/2 users, but in that
> case we must make some effort to resolve the long-term situation by
> getting it implemented in APR first. We have the difficult situation
> at the moment of there being little motivation to fix APR. Removing
> the work-around would be a bit of a violent way of providing that
> motivation, but I get the impression from Brian and Justin that it
> might be acceptable.
>
> Thus I will remove the work-around soon if no-one vetoes or persuades
> me out of it.

+1 Jettison that code and let APR do the work.

-Fitz, who vaguely remembers writing that function Way Back When

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