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Re: Subversion .svn annoyance

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-09-07 06:18:08 CEST

Chip Turner wrote:

>Toby Johnson <toby@etjohnson.us> writes:
>>The annoyance in having to gunzip or otherwise de-obfuscate the
>>text-base files before using them would far outweigh the annoyance of
>>having to pipe your greps through a grep -v svn/text-bas or otherwise
>>use some other tool to accomplish the same thing.
>Interesting; is the test-base directory (indeed, the entire .svn tree)
>meant to be consumed as an API? Or just a handy side-effect you're
>taking advantage of? Is there a stated policy with respect to the
>format of the .svn directory in a working copy?
The .svn directory is described in the book
(http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook/ch08s03.html), in particular the
"Pristine Copies and Property Files" section at the bottom. I believe
that the developers have a stated policy that no changes to the API
which make it backwards-incompatible will occur in the 1.x releases; I'm
assuming the contents of the .svn directory counts as part of the API,
since its specification is published.

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