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WC entry format for tree conflict data [was: svn commit: r34293 - branches/tc_url_rev/subversion/libsvn_wc]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:37:54 +0000

On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 06:33 +0100, Neels J. Hofmeyr wrote:
> Greg Stein wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 20:33, Neels J. Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:
> >> Greg Stein wrote:
> >>> Woah... I just noticed what is going on here.
> >>>
> >>> Why are we not using skel's or the svn protocol structures? I
> >>> seriously disagree with adding Yet Another Storage Format into our
> >>> code. This is ridiculous.
> >> Sorry, I was being ignorant about it. The code snuck in with
> >> merging-to-trunk of the tree-conflicts branch. Wasn't me :)
> >> Do you consider this a 1.6 blocker?
> >
> > Yup.
> I think we can live with that. Shouldn't be too difficult, it's after all
> just some string parsing hidden away in a subroutine. But it's another drop
> in the barrel for sure. :(
> > We've got too many formats already (ref: entries format, prophash
> > format, config format, etc).
> I see your point...
> > \> Could you point me at a function or struct type that you mean by saying "the
> >> svn protocol structures"?
> >
> > include/svn_ra_svn.h
> Heh, I saw that, but I hoped to get something more specific ;)
> > There may be some advantages of the svn serialization format over
> > skels, but I'm not well-versed enough in the two formats to provide a
> > compare/contrast. But the two formats are solid and already at the
> > core of svn.
> Does someone out there recommend to use svn serialization over skel? (for
> storing a struct in an entry string, which contains paths, URLs, node_kind_t
> and some enums and numbers).

I agree it would be better to use an existing format that this custom
one. But why talk of these other formats when the "entries" file already
has a format.

Surely we should just use the existing "entries" file format, instead of
squeezing these fields into a single field of it.

- Julian

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