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Re: Custom keywords, issue #890

From: Vlad Skvortsov <vss_at_73rus.com>
Date: 2006-09-27 20:14:07 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> I believe John Peacock was the one originally pushing this work, and
>> he got a bunch of groundwork style patches in place, but I haven't
>> heard much about it lately, and I'm not sure what the status is.
> Actually, Max wound up rewriting my repackaging of plasma's patch to
> make keywords into a hash (did you follow that?). What's committed is
> the foundation for custom keywords, but unless the OP was talking
> about a custom patch to the Subversion source (like BSD initially did
> with CVS), until we have a repository-resident configuration, e.g.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1054
> there isn't any way to enable custom keywords. It's [relatively]
> trivial to add a new keyword as a patch to the core, however that
> means that *everyone* who uses that repository needs to apply the
> patch as well.
> I haven't had much brainpower to devote to Subversion hacking for the
> last 6 months or so; I don't know if that will change any time soon.
> The level of nitpicking^Wreview that went into the "keywords as hash"
> patches were quite draining. It's very hard for me to dedicate that
> much effort with no guarantee of any resolution.
> Honestly, I think that until a core developer (who may very well be
> paid to do so) gets interested in developing the server-side config
> piece, I don't see any hope for this to go much farther. That feature
> is going to need a champion, and frankly, I'm not up for it...

How complex do you expect the changes to be? I'm quite proficient in C
but have not hacked any Subversion sources yet. And I would really like
to have that feature implemented to put Subversion ahead of competition
for *BSD projects.

Vlad Skvortsov, vss_at_73rus.com, http://vss.73rus.com
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