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Re: svncutter - Not planning to let the perfect be the enemy of the good

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:04:05 -0400

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Learning that svndumptool.py exists has confused my plans for
> svncutter somewhat. My program does two things svndumptool.py doesn't,
> "squash" and "setlog". The setlog function is pretty trivial, but getting
> squash right is rather tricky. On the other hand, svndumptool.py is a much
> more general tool with dozens of interesting capabilities mine
> doesn't have.

I seem to recall that svndumptool.py does not work very well in many
situations. If you Google it hasn't an svndumptool2 and svndumptool3
been created to solve some of the problems? (It is possible I am
confusing it with another tool). Also, I believe that one reason I
think those tools were created is that the original author did not

If your tool does the same things and you are willing to maintain it,
then I think you should move forward.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-10-08 20:04:16 CEST

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