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Re: CONTRIB: CGI script for self-administering passwords in svnserve passwd files

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:10:44 -0400

Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> writes:
> I say check it in to contrib/. The way to find bugs is to ship :-).

Further conversation in IRC tilted me toward a middle position: Can you
ship it yourself (that is, put it up on the web somewhere), and we'll
link to it from http://subversion.tigris.org/links.html?

I think the problem is that even though contrib/ doesn't officially mean
any endorsement or support, some endorsement is still implied, and
unfortunately it's hard for us to review this -- in part because it's in
Perl (not a slur on Perl, I'm just observing that reviewers are not
stepping out of the woodwork, and hypothesizing that that's because we
don't have too many Perl programmers here). I myself do not feel
competent to review it; my Perl is too rusty at this point. And David
Glasser's cursory review did find some holes before, so we know it's a

We do want people to be able to find the script, though. Listing it on
links.html is a good way to do that.


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