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Re: Why do we check the base checksum so often?

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:55:35 +0200

Greg Stein wrote on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 15:49:10 -0500:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 15:44, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> > On 02/06/2012 03:41 PM, Greg Stein wrote:
> >> That is certainly an easier approach. "You use the old interface?
> >> Fine. You won't get base checksum verification cuz we'll always pass
> >> NULL." ... that seems like a fine position to take.
> >
> > This might be a fine position to take for some third-party consumer of the
> > APIs, but I hope you aren't advocating that we toss out such a core data
> > integrity check within Subversion itself.  Are you?
>
> Theoretically, we'll be converted over to Ev2 and the compatibility
> shim will not be used in our product. Only third-parties who choose to
> stick to the old Ev1 (delta editor) interfaces will lose the integrity
> check.
>

And Subversion 1.7 clients.

> Ev2 only has checksums for the resulting content. It uses
> path/revision to specify the target of the text change.
>
> Cheers,
> -g
Received on 2012-02-06 21:56:19 CET

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