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Re: Problems with the documentation of Subversion dump format

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:09:42 +0200

Steinar Bang wrote on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 22:55:09 +0100:
> >>>>> "Eric S. Raymond" <esr_at_thyrsus.com>:
>
> > On the other hand, when you *start* in gitspace, mapping back down to
> > the set of abstractions svn can handle is really lossy. You have to
> > throw away the domains on committer names, all the author fields, real
> > (annotated) tags, and branch merges.
>
> Couldn't you just store this information as custom properties? Even
> though svn isn't able to use it, at least the information would be
> preserved...?
>

Re "throw away the domains": svn:author properties be set to any
byte-string which is NUL-terminated UTF-8 that doesn't contain CR
(0x0D).
Received on 2011-12-30 05:10:33 CET

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