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Re: Escapes in configuration (svn:ignore in dir-auto-props)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-04-08 01:54:15 CEST

Ph. Marek wrote:

>On Monday 04 April 2005 22:27, Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>
>>Ph. Marek wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Questions, remarks welcome.
>>>
>>>
>>No, no, no, no and no.
>>
>>This kind of excaping has no place in the option file parser. If you
>>need special interpretation of the config values, do it with a set of
>>utility functions that modify strings (examples are utf en/decoding and
>>XML/URL (un)escaping).
>>
>>
>If I understand you correctly you want several places calling the un-escape
>function (for auto-props, dir-auto-props, and authentication)?
>
>
How do these features need escaping?

>Well, there's not much I can do.
>We need special characters for svn:ignore _and_ for the auth info
>(http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=subversion-dev&m=111175528516724&w=2), so
>compatibility _has_ to give somewhere.
>
>
It's not just about compatibility with Python, it's also about
compatibility with previous versions of Subversion. It'd be very weird
if one upgraded svn and suddenly the config files stopped working
because, e.g., one was on Windows an put backslashed paths into the
config file.

-- Brane

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