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Re: svn client admin directory question

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-02 21:20:49 CEST

On May 2, 2005, at 1:56 PM, Tolga Erdogus wrote:
> 1)         Is there anybody out there that has found a better way to
> do this?  By better, I mean and maintainable, fast ?

I've not used C# yet, but I'm told that it's supposed to be *really*
easy to access C library APIs, much easier than JNI. Why not just use
Subversion's C API's directly? They've been designed for exactly this
purpose: to be easily callable from many different languages.

> 2)         (Using an FSFS repo) is it an absolutely unrecommended
> thing to parse the files in the clientside and repository side admin
> directories?  I am not going to write anything, just read.  I am
> hoping that this will be a lot quicker…  If this is something that is
> ok to do, where would I find information describing the format and
> contents of the of the db directory?

We have C APIs to do this. Why are you going to reinvent the wheel? I
pray that C# doesn't suffer from the same sort of "must reimplement all
the world's code in C#" mentality that "100% java" people chant. C
*is* portable. And interfaceable. That's why we chose it.

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