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Re: Dumpstream version parsing API warts

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-11-28 16:59:35 CET

On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 10:56, Max Bowsher wrote:
> We have no API that returns a dumpstream version to user code, thus the only
> use is in writing dumpstreams. Any dumpstream writing code should be writing
> the version number of the format that it is actually outputting, not
> whatever happens to be the highest version parseable by the subversion
> version it was compiled against.

Fair enough.

But I still think we should only deprecate, not delete, the version
symbol. If an app is erroneously using it, it's not really our place to
make that app stop compiling in svn 1.2.

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