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Re: Re: svn commit: r23760 - in branches/sparse-directories/subversion: libsvn_ra_svn svnserve

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2007-03-13 05:46:47 CET

On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 10:01 +0000, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> The "?" says that the outer tuple is allowed to end here, because an
> old client or server wouldn't know to send the new subtuple. The new
> subtuple appears in square braces because, even in the new protocol,
> the lock-token is still optional (but if there's no lock-token to
> send, then an empty tuple must still be transmitted, so that future
> extensions to this command remain possible). And if lock-token were
> mandatory in the new protocol, then the braces would be parentheses
> instead.
> ---
> Specifically, I think the last sentence is probably wrong - if the item
> isn't optional, it should probably just be standalone, not enclosed
> in parentheses.

Huh, did I write that? Regardless, I agree; the last sentence is wrong,
and it would be clearer if we used a non-optional added parameter as an

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