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Re: config dir and svn_config_walk_auth_data

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:55:18 +0200

On 26.07.2013 19:32, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 26.07.2013 19:19, Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> In TSVN I'm using the API svn_config_walk_auth_data(). Unfortunately,
>> I'm passing NULL as the first parameter (the config dir path).
>> Back when I implemented this, passing NULL worked just fine. Now it
>> doesn't anymore - I forgot to test this with the 1.8.0 release, my fault.
>>
>> The reason that passing NULL doesn't work are these few lines right at
>> the beginning of svn_config_walk_auth_data:
>> if (! config_dir)
>> {
>> /* Can't locate the cache to clear */
>> return SVN_NO_ERROR;
>> }
>>
>> my question is: why?
>> Because if that check is removed, passing NULL works just fine because
>> all the other APIs where the config dir is passed as a parameter then
>> just find the default config dir path themselves. Why doesn't
>> svn_config_walk_auth_data?
>>
>> Sure, I could use the Windows API to determine the default config path
>> myself, but that means I would have to make an assumption about where
>> that path is - meaning if the svn lib ever changes that I would have
>> to change it as well. In my opinion, svn knows best where it stores
>> the config data by default and should act accordingly.
>>
>> May I suggest to remove the check mentioned above? Simply removing it
>> is enough to make this work: passing NULL as the config dir path would
>> then mean to use the default, just in the other svn APIs that take the
>> config dir path as a parameter.
>
> Agreed. You have commit access; go for it. And I suggest that a backport
> is in order, too.

Ok, done.

Stefan

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