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Re: svn commit: r17362 - in trunk/subversion: libsvn_wc

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-11-17 14:37:25 CET

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 11/15/05, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm@farside.org.uk> wrote:
>
>>>+ /** Translate from Normal Format; excludes SVN_WC_TRANSLATE_TO_NF */
>>>+#define SVN_WC_TRANSLATE_FROM_NF 0x00000000
>>>+
>>>+ /** Translate to Normal Format; excludes SVN_WC_TRANSLATE_FROM_NF */
>>>+#define SVN_WC_TRANSLATE_TO_NF 0x00000001
>>
>>What is 'Normal Form(at)'?
>
> Well, the essence of my changes are actually to keep that an
> implementation detail. The user of these constants should not have to
> know what it is.

I think Malcolm probably meant (or at least it would be reasonable to ask) not
"What are the exact details of Normal Format", but "What is the fundamental
definition of Normal Format", so the answer would be something like:

   "Normal Format of a given file is the format in which the file is stored in
the repository and as the pristine copy of its base revision in the working
copy. [...Details about why it is used and how it can differ from the working
copy...]"

I agree with your comment that such information should be somewhere like in a
libsvn_wc documentation file.

- Julian

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