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Re: status information

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:52:07 -0400

Bert Huijben wrote:
> Most simple clients can just use svn_client_status5() and trust the results
> to be complete like they were used to, but more advanced clients can use
> svn_wc_walk_status() to get higher performance.
> E.g. If TortoiseSVN or AnkhSVN switched to the wc apis, they can just show
> the conflicted glyph when it sees the conflict on a 2 GB file, instead of
> also comparing that file against its base version. And if you run status
> just to show a glyph for a modification on a subdirectory it is not
> necessary to perform comparation on the rest of the files, when you found a
> single change. (But you would want the conflict results)

I really, really don't like the idea of encouraging the continued use of WC
APIs by third-party consumers. We should begin *right now* discouraging its
use and simply improving the svn_client API to better serve our various
clients. (I thought we had, in general, consensed around this plan already,
but I guess I was wrong.)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2010-06-17 17:52:47 CEST

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