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Re: Issue #3645: Create directly compressed archives

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:11:50 +0200

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:52:00AM -0400, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> That said, I too am less than thrilled about adding what amounts to Yet
> Another Implementation Of the Tar Archive Algorithm to our codebase, and
> still more disappointed to think that the minute we do this the Windows
> users will be clamoring for Zip or 7z or something else.
>
> I've closed issue 3645 as WONTFIX with a similar explanation (and a
> recommended alternative feature that would be more generally useful).

+1

We do have code which duplicates functionality of other tools,
such as svn diff and svn patch. But those have added value over
the standard tools. I don't see any added value in having built-in
archiving functionality in svn export, because its output can already
be archived. And it's not hard to write a small shell function or script
or Makefile snippet that automates this task.

Stefan
Received on 2010-07-14 17:12:40 CEST

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