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Re: [PATCH] check name svn special properties

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-08-03 03:21:02 CEST

Julian Foad wrote:
> Let me try a side-by-side comparison of the status quo and the proposed
> patch in use cases that hopefully include the ones that concern you. Of
> course I may be biased.

<python voice=pepperpot>Oooh, you've run rings around me logically!</python>

> If we were to add the new checks into the library, then a third-party
> client such as TortoiseSVN might be stuck using those old checks for a
> while after we have introduced a new property name into the system. The
> less controversial option would be to put these new checks in the
> command-line client, because that would guarantee that a new version of
> the only client that performs the checks would be available at the same
> time as the new property is introduced. Would that be more acceptable to
> you?

Yes, that seems like a good way to split the baby. The CLI gets the checks but
the library doesn't. Good thinking!


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