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Re: tsvn:logwidth in svn repository

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-01-14 09:05:50 CET

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 13:23, Max Bowsher wrote:
> *You* check the comment from Greg Hudson. He pointed out a necessary and
> important security consideration to be kept in mind when designing a
> solution. He did not exhibit any negative sentiment towards the core idea
> whatsoever.

Actually, I do have a mild negative sentiment towards a "repository
configuration" mehacnism, because almost any kind of "repository
configuration" could, conceivably, want to vary within the repository.
For instance, the Apache repository might very well have different
projects which prefer different log widths.

So, repository configuration seems like a good way to introduce
configuration values with the wrong scope. I would rather see these
things implemented as directory properties (as tsvn:logwidth already
is), and make it easier to apply directory properties to whole
subtrees. I'm not sure if property inheritance is the right mechanism
(because it creates so many corner cases); perhaps the poor man's
approach of auto-props is sufficient.

Of course, auto-props is also a feature we implemented in the wrong
scope. I would like to see auto-props redone as a directory property.

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