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Re: inheritable properties names (was: Re: svn commit: r1404404 - /subversion/site/publish/docs/release-notes/1.8.html)

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 19:21:13 +0400

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 10:40:41AM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
>>> Guess I just do not see big benefit from using the existing property.
>>> I am not vetoing the idea or anything, just do not see the big
>>> improvement and the parsing/merging sounds complicated.
>>
>> I agree. Changing the way svn:ignore works introduces a risk
>> of regressions without much benefit.
>
> It probably goes without saying, but I'm with Mark and Stefan on this.
> I don't see any advantage to piggybacking new inheritable ignore
> behavior on the existing svn:ignore property.
>
> As for the property names, after much discussion on IRC
> (http://colabti.org/irclogger/irclogger_log/svn-dev?date=2012-11-01#l185)
> it appears we are in agreement on these changes:
>
> "svn:inheritable-auto-props" --> "svn:auto-props".
> "svn:inheritable-ignores" --> "svn:global-ignores"
>
> (Yes, the "global" in svn:global-ignores is only "global" to the
> subtree on which the property is set, but we want to differentiate
> between the old "svn:ignore" property and as Stefan pointed out in
> IRC, we just need to pick a name, document the behavior and go with
> it)
>
+1.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2012-11-05 16:22:06 CET

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