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Re: Confusion to svn_kind_t!

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:59:01 +0100

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:25:11AM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
> As I've been updating JavaHL for 1.8, I tripped over the new svn_kind_t
> enum. Since it not only replaces svn_node_kind_t but also changes the
> values of the equivalent enumeration constants, maintaining backward
> compatibility in JavaHL is going to be a bit of a pain.

There have also been (still are?) several bugs on trunk where the wrong
kind is being used because code erroneously uses a node_kind_t where a
kind_t is expected and vice versa.

I agree that keeping the existing enumeration values consistent between
the two types would ease transition and might also prevent bugs.

> Do we really need a new enumeration type just to add a new enum
> constant? I'd prefer to extend svn_node_kind_t with the symlink value
> instead.

At this point use of svn_kind_t is very much engrained in libsvn_wc.
It is not going to be trivial to undo that. So I would say we keep
the new type but make the enum values for existing node_kind_t values

This diff might break existing 1.8 working copies so we should probably
bump the format number as well...

* subversion/include/svn_types.h
  (svn_kind_t): Map kind values that already existed in svn_node_kind_t
   to the same enumeration constants. This makes it easier to transition
   from svn_node_kind_t to svn_kind_t, since svn_kind_t values are now
   backwards compatible with node_kind_t.

Index: subversion/include/svn_types.h
--- subversion/include/svn_types.h (revision 1455102)
+++ subversion/include/svn_types.h (working copy)
@@ -222,9 +222,6 @@ svn__apr_hash_index_val(const apr_hash_index_t *hi
 typedef enum svn_kind_t
- /** something's here, but we don't know what */
- svn_kind_unknown,
   /** absent */
@@ -234,6 +231,9 @@ typedef enum svn_kind_t
   /** directory */
+ /** something's here, but we don't know what */
+ svn_kind_unknown,
   /** symbolic link */
Received on 2013-03-11 12:59:02 CET

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