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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).


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.

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

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