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Re: svn bisect

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:03:22 +0200

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:55:15PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Stefan Sperling wrote on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 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?
> >
> No, because it won't handle properties and renames.

Another primary reason was that Windows users now have a patch
feature withouth installting third party software.

> What value does
> having 'svn bisect' in the core add over the existing external
> 'svn-bisect' implementations?

It's handy for Windows users or even Unixy types who don't want
to install zillions of helper scripts.

I am not even going to consider ever trying to fix a bug in an
svn-bisect implementation that was written in Perl. git-svn was
enough experience of that, thank you very much.

I suppose Arwin could share his ideas in detail once they have
developed, and explain advantages over the existing scripts.
Received on 2011-06-21 12:04:06 CEST

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