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Re: Fishing for a General Permissions API (inspired by "importers"

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Fishing for a General Permissions API (inspired by "importers"
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 15:59:03 -0500 (EST)

Derek Robert Price writes:
> Ouch.  I hadn't thought of that.  It's a thought, but I was still
> thinking of leaving that to the commitinfo script...  if a user really
> wanted, it shouldn't be too hard to call their own taginfo script from
> their commitinfo script on an import.  I think I would vote for leaving
> taginfo out of the import until it looks like it is really necessary, or
> at least useful, to separate the functionality.

It seems to me that import is basically a shorthand for commit and tag
operations and thus should use the existing mechanisms.  That way users
don't have to put the same stuff in two different places (which always
leads to synchronization problems).

-Larry Jones

I don't think that question was very hypothetical at all. -- Calvin

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