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Re: svn_client_status5() and depth

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:16:29 -0700

On 08/19/2010 09:15 AM, Stefan K√ľng wrote:
> What's the harm in leaving the behavior in the old APIs even though it's
> not what you intended? Please read the docs for the API again - that
> intention isn't documented so the old API works as documented.

As someone who was close to the project when 'svn st -u' was conceived, I
agree with Bert's evaluation of the intent of that feature, and by
extension, agree that the behavior changed in a bad way -- albeit
inadvertently -- when we added the depth stuff. But that's water under the
bridge now. I agree with Stefan that any harm done by the behavior change
has been done already, and there's no reason to further penalize API
consumers with a second change of behavior. Let's just preserve the 1.6.x
behavior for _status4().

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2010-08-19 21:17:09 CEST

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