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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 14:05:36 -0400

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> respond.
> If your tool does the same things and you are willing to maintain it,
> then I think you should move forward.

Grrr! I do not know why I sent that before Googling. I am confusing
this tool with svndumpfilter2. So never mind, and sorry to the

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-10-08 20:05:50 CEST

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