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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-02-28 19:58:59 CET

Saulius Grazulis <grazulis@ibt.lt> writes:
> Client side hooks? Can this be done? Does client support hooks? If yes, are
> they sufficiently powerful to implement label functionality? I don't know.
> Can anybody give information on this?

Subversion doesn't have client-side hooks, and none are planned
(security / portability concerns, mainly).

> If client does not support hooks, are they planned? They can be useful for
> other purpose, say for long-requested binary file diff utilities. Thus, such
> feature might have broader application and meet less resistance. So maybe one
> can design this mechanism sufficiently flexible so that labels can be
> implemented in it.

Okay, I lied -- Subversion does support external diff programs today.

However, I don't see how client-side hooks would be a good solution
for what you want, which is fundamentally repository-oriented.

> I would prefer that important repository invariants are ensured by
> means more reliable that social engineering...

A pre-commit hook can enforce the tags behavior you want. (I just
looked for an example in our tools/ and contrib/ directories and
didn't find one, but a contribution would be very welcome...)

> You mean, 'svn obliterate' is already implemented? Without it, virtually
> nothing can be undone after a commit.

No, it's not implemented yet.

Best,
-Karl

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