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Re: Spinning off the bindings

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:17:31 -0500

Greg Stein wrote:
> Well... I haven't seen anybody work on the perl bindings since I
> became active last August. I'd be in favor of disabling them from the
> release.

Is there some overriding reason to disable the Perl bindings, just
because no one has updated them [in years]? They may be stale, but I
just built and tested them on trunk and (at least on my box) there were
no failures.

I wish I had the time to work on the Perl bindings, since they are
something I want to use at $WORK. I spent some time at the last OSCON
with clk talking about how to go about improving the bindings
(supporting the more modern API calls), but I have never had the chance
to do more than scratch the surface.

Personally, I think the use of SWIG is a hinderance, rather than a
benefit, since it means someone wishing to improve the bindings has to
learn both the Subversion API as well as the somewhat cryptic SWIG glue
coding. Maybe I'm just not as smart as I think I am... ;-)

John

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