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Re: libsvn_repos: understanding delta.c vs reporter.c

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-11-27 02:59:21 CET

On Nov 26, 2007 2:24 PM, Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> David Glasser wrote:
> > On Nov 22, 2007 5:50 PM, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> >
> >>What's up with svn_repos_dir_delta[2] (libsvn_repos/delta.c)? It
> >>seems to me like it does a subset of the functionality of the reporter
> >>mechanism (libsvn_repos/reporter.c), with a completely duplicated
> >>implementation. It also seems like it isn't used much: just in
> >>svn_repos_dump_fs2, and in one bit of of the update report in
> >>mod_dav_svn. Is its implementation actually semantically different
> >>from the implementation of the reporter, or can it be reimplemented as
> >>a wrapper around the reporter? Is the separation just for historical
> >>reasons?
> >
> > [...] r8840 explains
> > it; the most obvious reason that svn_repos_dir_delta2 can't just be a
> > wrapper is that is works on txn roots, but the reporter doesn't.
> Reaching this level of awareness can be a big milestone in someone's
> understanding of the APIs. Now that you have discovered it, could you add in
> the respective API docs at least a hint that a relationship of similarity and
> significant differences exists between the two. If you can state some
> similarities and differences, so much the better.
> The next person along will be grateful.

Good call. r28057.

> >>(There are also many places in the code that refer to
> >>svn_repos_dir_delta[2] in comments, but which appear to be wrong
> >>because it's actually the reporter that implements what it is
> >>referring to...)
> Urgh.

Indeed. Forgive me for failing to fix this now, though.


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