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Re: svn commit: r14404 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_local

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-04-25 16:51:56 CEST

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

>On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, [UTF-8] Branko ďż˝^Libej wrote:
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>>Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
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>>>On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, [UTF-8] Branko ďż˝^Libej wrote:
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>>>>I vote for fixing this bug, not preserving it indefinitely. Our
>>>>compatibility rules don't say that we have to maintain bugs that people
>>>>happen to be relying on, because they didn't read the documentation.
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>>>What exactly do you want to be fixed? We currently support
>>>file://machine/share syntax, and happen to support file:///\machine/share.
>>>file:////machine/share isn't supported since one slash is dropped by our
>>>canonicalization routine.
>>>
>>>The problem with removing support for file:///\achine/share is that it was
>>>the only way to use ra_local on a network share in 1.1. So we will break
>>>peoples workng copies. Even if they can just switch --relocate, they will
>>>be annoyed by this.
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>>We did not document file:///\... as being supported in 1.1, and we did
>>say not to use ra_local on network mounted filesystems. I see no
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>Where did we say not to use FSFS repositories over ra_local on a network
>share?
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Ah, you're right, I completely forgot about FSFS...

> Note that according to Simon Large, the TSVN people were
>"recommended" to use this workaround in 1.1. I don't know where that mail
>is though.
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I don't remember seeing anything like that, either.

>>particular reasons to keep supporting a bug that happened to be "used"
>>by people who don't believe our documentation.
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>But you seem to see a reason not to answer my first question. Exactly
>what's the bug you want fixed?
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We shouldn't accept file:///\.... That we do is a bug that should be fixed.

>We could introduce code to detect this hack on Windows, but I don't see a
>reason to annoy people just for the sake of it.
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Oh, but it's so much fun seeing their faces afterwards. :)

-- Brane

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