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Re: svn bisect

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:34:46 +0200

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:21:27PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Please convince me why having svn_client_bisect() is needed.
> There are already THREE scripts out there that implement cmdline 'svn bisect':
> one on CPAN, one in Peter's Debian package, one that Julian just posted.
> (And we got one sent to the issue tracker a while ago, but the CPAN one
> was more featureful)

Julian's implementation is, by his own account, incomplete.

There is precedence here. Let me provide two examples:
We have svnmerge.py. Why is there merge-tracking in svn now?
We have 'svn patch' now. Wasn't UNIX patch good enough?

It's possible that the scripts you mention already provide the desired
feature set, at adequate performance. But even then, their third party
status and dependency on scripting language interpreters make them
second class citizen's in any svn user's toolkit.
Received on 2011-06-21 11:35:27 CEST

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