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Re: warn about misspelled props?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-04-29 13:36:03 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> One approach may be allow the user to "add" new svn:properties to an
> allow list, much like spell checkers let us add words to dictonaries.
> That way new props could be introduced and only be flagged as errors
> once while miss-spelt ones would still be handled as errors.

Is that something that every user has to set in .subversion/config? Or are you
thinking that the repository administrator would set this (see issue #1974 and
friends)?

I think that down this road lies madness. The "canonicalize keywords" patch did
something similar, but in that case, the real keywords (ones actually expanded
by the client code) were the only ones touched. The problem is basically that
if you establish a list of svn:* properties now, then any future additions
within Subversion itself will trigger the useless warning with older clients.

John

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