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Re: svn propset --append

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-02-05 01:12:54 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:

> Marcus Rueckert wrote:
>> On 2005-02-04 06:47:58 +0100, Branko ??ibej wrote:
>>> This would really be overdoing it. You can do this with a one-line
>>> script.
>> might be... but it can get rather complex.
>> On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>> Or even easier, with 'svn propedit'.
>> ben... on irc you even agreed to this addition. i just forgot to mail at
>> that time.
>> and i can just agree to peter. propedit is non recursive and a bit
>> cumbersome for many targets
> I'm inclined to agree, but I'm worried about the case when the
> existing property isn't terminated by a newline.
> Do we define special semantics for svn:* properties (add a seperating
> newline between the existing nd appended values if one not already
> present)?
> Or do we define this for all properties?

Certainly not for all properties.

> Are there any instances when this would be undesired?

Personally, I think this wole idea is crazy. If we start implementing
things like this, we might as well pack a default editor for propedit, too.

If someone wants to put a propappend.py script into contrib, that's
fine. But this sort of thing doesn't belong in the code.

-- Brane

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