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Re: svn commit: r1146270 - /subversion/branches/1.7.x/STATUS

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:51:54 -0400

On 07/13/2011 03:40 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> As I see it, the options are:
>
> * Pull this backport nomination. No svn_fs_verify() in 1.7.x
>
> * Backport it, and backport the implementation in 1.7.x (x >= 1)
>
> * Backport svn_fs_verify() and its implementation in 1.7.0

I see what you see, except I don't see that middle option. Releasing a
to-be-implemented-later API is merely an attempt to skirt our compatibility
guarantees. And in my experience, when an API is introduced so quickly and
without an actual implementation, there's a very good chance that with the
implementation will come the frustrating reality that the API as originally
proposed was ill-suited to the purposes for which it was created.

I'm not maintaining a bias on the other two options, though: I can go
either way right now on "pull the backport nomination" or "also nominate
some actual value for 1.7.0".

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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