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Re: Deferring issue #2843 (subdir exclusion interface).

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-09-07 19:36:02 CEST

On 9/7/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Why would the above be different when we add an external script?
> People will habituate to that too... Yet the script will - eventually
> - get scrapped too.

Why would the script be scrapped? I would assume that such a script
would be in "contrib" or maybe "tools", and only rely on (stable)
APIs... we might decide later to make the script *redundant* by adding
similar features to the core CLI tool, but we wouldn't be able to
break it. However, we would get more UI freedom by presenting it as
an optional add-on to svn and not the official "blessed" way to do

To put it another way: we're happy to throw multiple scripts that
accomplish similar goals with different mechanisms into the
contrib/tools directories, but we're not going to add three different
ways to do the same thing to 'svn'.


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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