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Third-party provider funcs in our API: did we expose too much?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:12:41 -0400

Can anyone explain to me why the following symbols are exposed in the public
Subversion API?


I mean, I recognize the value of what each of these functions provides, but
it seems to me that svn_auth_get_platform_specific_client_providers() pretty
much obsoletes all them.

What's more, this latter single function actually honors the runtime
configuration's "password-stores" option value (which dictates the
availability and preferred specific ordering of third-party providers),
while the aforementioned list of interfaces almost begs API consumers to
fetch providers individually and plop them into the auth subsystem's
providers list without regard to the user-configured availability and order.

Am I missing something? Is this just a holdover from the days when we
discouraged the use of private-but-non-static functions?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2012-07-26 22:13:16 CEST

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