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Re: officially freezing svn:mergeinfo syntax

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 08:29:49 -0400

I've been assuming the syntax is frozen for a long time now, so yeah...
freeze it more :-)
On May 23, 2011 8:12 AM, "Stefan Sperling" <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> The recent fix for issue #3895 ("repos layer does not verify mergeinfo
> syntax") implies that the syntax of svn:mergeinfo is frozen and cannot
> be changed in future release without breaking compatibility of newer
> clients with 1.7 servers.
> We also backported this change to 1.6.17.
> I am pointing this out on dev@ since it might not be obvious to those
> who haven't reviewed the change.
> Do people think that this might cause problems?
> I would say it is not a problem because current clients will already
> error out hard if the syntax is changed (see also issue #3896) so we're
> effectively already stuck with the current syntax.
> We can always add a new property (e.g. svn:mergeinfo2) if we want
> to add information or use a new syntax.
> Thoughts?
Received on 2011-05-23 14:30:20 CEST

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