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RE: r1577170 - remove wildcard handling from some .exe's on Windows

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:59:24 +0100

The problem is that you can’t quote…

 

So while from python you can pass ‘*’ as an argument on unix, you can’t do this on Windows…

 

For a tool like ‘svnmucc’ which doesn’t have any ‘*’ handling of its own this makes the tool work less like on *nix, not work more like on Unix.

 

 

I’m quite surprised that the responses in this thread are all from the common unix developers on this list; not the Windows developers, while Cygwin (which is how many unix devs work on Windows) explicitly doesn’t apply this behavior to the ‘svn’ they provide.

 

                Bert

 

From: C. Michael Pilato [mailto:cmpilato_at_collab.net]
Sent: woensdag 19 maart 2014 14:38
To: Branko Čibej; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: r1577170 - remove wildcard handling from some .exe's on Windows

 

On 03/19/2014 09:00 AM, Branko Čibej wrote:

I disagree. It's more important that the tools behave similarly across different platforms. Making some tools behave differently for others to save people some argument quoting woes is just silly.

+1. Uniformity across platforms was a major design goal from the project's beginning.

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