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Re: Setting $HOME in the testsuite

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 23:09:30 -0600

[Hyrum K Wright]
> Just curious if this suggestion is made in light of the concerns I
> expressed in the other thread. Namely, that the location of the
> config directory isn't determined until parsing the commandline args,
> at which point it may be too late to introduce the additional args
> obtained through the newly-discovered config file.

Sorry, missed that half of that thread. I've read it now.

Brane brings up the good point that, regardless of whether svnrc is
sensitive to --config-dir, it will need to be sensitive to --no-rc.
At which point, parsing order of --config-dir is a solved problem.

And I still think that 90% of end users, maybe 99%, do _not_ think of
Subversion as a stack of libraries that just happens to also ship some
command-line wrapper programs as a convenience. Consequently I think
they'd prefer the smaller top-level-dotfile footprint of
~/.subversion/svnrc, even if we would historically regard it
as a layering violation.

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
Received on 2010-12-23 06:10:11 CET

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