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Re: Bikeshed: configuration override order

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:23:38 +0200

On 06.08.2010 20:13, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 13:50 -0400, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>
>> I'm doing some more thinking about repository-dictated configuration,
>>
> I get nervous when I see people talk about repository-dictated
> configuration as an extension of the general configuration framework.
>
> There are a lot of things a repository should not be able to configure
> for trust reasons--in particular, what commands the client runs. When
> you check out material from a repository, you are not handing over the
> keys to your machine or account, just retrieving content. In fact, I
> think there are only a few specific configuration variables which a
> repository should be able to influence, such as mime-type recognition.
>

That was my concern, too -- and those settings should only ever take
effect on working copies of that repository. Which implies that you have
to re-evaluate them for every switched entry or external or embedded
working copy.

-- Brane
Received on 2010-08-06 20:24:21 CEST

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