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Re: changelist API : enhancement request

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: 2007-01-16 23:10:45 CET

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> Malcolm Rowe wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 08:08:30PM +0100, Stefan Küng wrote:
>>>> Since assigning items to a changelist one-by-one requires a lot of
>>>> disk access (opening the entries file, add the changelist entry,
>>>> save the file and close it again) if it's done for many files at
>>>> once, I'd like to request to change that API to take multiple paths
>>>> instead of just one.
>>> +1. That sounds like an incredibly sensible idea.
>> Stefan,
>> I've changed the API to take an array instead of a single path. Would
>> you look over this patch and make sure that it does what you want it to?
> I've checked the patch and it seems to work. But I haven't tested
> everything yet since I'm still not finished implementing the whole
> feature in TSVN yet. For now, I have a similar approach to handle
> multiple paths.
> I guess you will remove those printf commands later? Because they're
> useless for an UI client since those don't have a console output.

I've made the change to the client API in r23051. I'll take a look at
the printf issue later tonight. You are absolutely right in noting that
they shouldn't be there.

> I hope to have the feature implemented in TSVN by the end of the week. I
> can then do more tests and report back.


>> Note that we don't yet make the same interface change to
>> svn_wc_set_changelist(), mainly due to the lack of notification support.
>> Once notification support gets added, we can easily push the array
>> interface down to libsvn_wc.
> That would be good. Only with a change to svn_wc_set_changelist() does
> the multiple paths make sense, otherwise we won't gain any performance.

True. I'm not as familiar with the wc code as some, but I'll try to
take a look at it after the API change gets pushed through.


Received on Tue Jan 16 23:59:41 2007

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