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Ev2 symlinks

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:16:02 -0400

On IRC, Branko noted:
    on the subject of ev2 api, i'm wondering if add_symlink and
alter_symlink should really be there. it looks like special-casing on
one type of special node

There is *only* one type of special node. There are no plans for any
other type of special node. The current design of a pseudo-file is
ridiculous. wc_db and Ev2 break out the three node types that we deal
with: dir, file, symlink. As part of that symlink was added to
svn_node_kind_t, so that we can talk about symlinks as first-class
items.

The svn:special design is horrible. For backwards compat and wire
protocol purposes, we'll always have to deal with it, but we can fix
our top-level APIs.

Cheers,
-g
Received on 2013-06-27 21:16:35 CEST

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