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Re: [PATCH] Infinite re-prompts for user credentials

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:43:08 -0500

Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
>> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>> Sorry for not understanding, but why would a user ever want to be
>>> re-prompted forever? I've always thought the 3-retries behavior was
>>> deliberate and friendly.
>> Yeah, I must agree. -1 on this change, unless perhaps it is implemented as
>> a configuration option (in the 'servers' file) like 'max_auth_retries'.
> I had started to type the same as you and Ben, but then I thought
> perhaps Alex was just modifying this at the API level so that if a
> tool like RapidSVN wants to provide infinite prompts they can do so?
> Since I cannot really review the patch and understand it I left it.
> If that is what he did would it be an OK patch?
> I agree the command line should not behave this way, nor would I want
> it from Subclipse.

Yeah, I'm cool with that.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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