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Re: Attention SVN client developers [Was: svn commit: r16244 ...]

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2005-09-29 20:48:44 CEST

On Sep 28, 2005, at 23:25, Branko Čibej wrote:

> Barry Scott wrote:
>
>>>> Having all clients add this code is surely a bad thing?
>>>
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, there's no svn_wc_init() that clients are required to
>>> call, so there's no logical place to put this.
>>
>>
>> But you libsvn_client does get the config dir passed to it. You could
>> have placed this info into the
>> config file and then no client would have to change. Of course a
>> client that looks in .svn would
>> have to have an API to out the name of the admin dir.
>>
> I don't want to put this into the config file. It's a hack, not a
> feature we want to keep forever.

But you will keep for a long time...

>> This is not a good advert for subversion. Its not programable unless
>> you follow svn dev...
>
> Are you suggesting that the minimal client example is not
> documentation?

Why would someone check the example after they have working code?

Further this means that I have to document this hack for pysvn as my
users will not look at your docs?

If I was doing this then I would use the config file in-spite of your
view that its only a short term hack.

I've not changed you mind I'll leave you in peace.

Barry

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