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Re: Subversion .svn annoyance

From: Chip Turner <cturner_at_redhat.com>
Date: 2004-09-04 00:35:52 CEST

Benjamin Podszun <ben@galactic-tales.de> writes:

> You really propose a kind of "obfuscation" and are willing to accept
> the additional overhead, just because you don't want to create two
> shell-scripts, named svngrep and svnfind for example?
> Imho that's not a question about design deficiency, it's a question
> about being lazy.. ;-)

Sure, I can (and have) made the scripts. But not having to use them
at all would be good, especially for CVS converts who aren't used to
this kind of behavior. The main kind of obfuscation/transformation
that I had thought of was actually gzipping, ie, something useful in
its own way and not just a random rot13 or whatnot. I imagine that
idea has come up before as a way to save checkout space. It would be
interesting if it had any noticeable performance impact.

> No offense intended - I just don't understand this point at all.

None taken. Not so much about being lazy as minimizing the overall
learning curve and annoyance factor by being less counter-intuitive.

Chip

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Chip Turner                   cturner@redhat.com
                              Red Hat, Inc.
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