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Re: Support character classes in glob authz rules

From: Doug Robinson <doug.robinson_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:09:42 -0500

Brane:

I just read through this thread. Your proposal makes a lot of sense.
To me, it's one of those things that should go into a new version (not a
patch).
And there should be a nit-picky script to point out "strange stuff" (like
the example
that Julian posed).

Cheers.

Doug

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 10:31 AM Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:

> On 03.12.2018 16:07, Michael Pilato wrote:
> > On 12/3/18 3:15 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> >> It makes me uncomfortable to depart from standard parsing. What if
> >> users are relying on Python ConfigParser or other compatible parsing
> >> as part of their Subversion authz infrastructure?
> > We needn't keep this hypothetical. ViewVC is using (a slightly
> > modified[*]) Python ConfigParser in this way.
> >
> > -- Mike
> >
> > [*] By default, ConfigParser (well, really the RawConfigParser it
> > subclasses) lowercases option names, which can cause username/group
> > matching to fail. So ViewVC's code replaces the optionxform method of
> > ConfigParser with a noop lambda function. (See
> >
> https://docs.python.org/2/library/configparser.html#ConfigParser.RawConfigParser.optionxform
> > for official docs.)
>
>
> Interesting. Of course, our ConfigParser-like implementation already has
> the option to treat section names as case-sensitive, and this option is
> used ... that's righjt, by the authz file parser.
>
> -- Brane
>
>

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