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Re: [PATCH] fix to svnperms.py to allow regex's that start with '['

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-18 21:01:09 CEST

On 8/18/05, Marc Sherman <msherman@projectile.ca> wrote:
> > Since you already have magic section names, i.e., [section groups], you
> > could define inheritance in a similar way. For example:
> >
> > [parent]
> > ...
> > [section extends parent]
> > [section]
> > ...
> Well, the problem there is that it breaks backwards compatibility.
> "section extends parent" was previously a valid section name, and this
> change will make it silently behave differently. I suppose its very
> unlikely that someone would name a section that without intending
> inheritance, though. Any other thoughts?
I think Brane's suggested syntax is good. I don't think we need to
worry about breaking compatibility -- this is a very safe change.



David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
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