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Re: Ev2 symlinks

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:40:26 +0300

Greg Stein wrote on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 20:33:39 -0400:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
> > Branko ─îibej wrote on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 21:32:31 +0200:
> >> On 27.06.2013 21:16, Greg Stein wrote:
> >> > 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.
> >>
> >> Yes, there are. And not only in my head, either. :)
> >> I just haven't got around to starting a design doc.
> >>
> >
> > And the question is: once someone invents a kind of svn:special node
> > (besides "link"), how would Ev2 represent it?
>
> Add more APIs to Ev2. Since it is not a vtable-based API, extension is
> very easy.

So if Ev2 is released in 1.9 and we invent a new svn:special kind in
1.10, you need to have a 1.10 client *and* server in order to use it.

That's a #lose, sorry. The way svn:special works now means even 1.0
clients and servers can talk about any svn:special kind we might add
whenever. I see no compelling reason to break that functionality.
Received on 2013-06-28 02:41:01 CEST

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