[darcs-users] Re: execute permission for scripts

Karl Hasselström kha-list-darcs-users at hemma.treskal.com
Wed Nov 24 16:16:17 UTC 2004

On 2004-11-24 16:30:52 +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 02:36:11PM +0000, Mark Stosberg
> <mark at summersault.com> wrote a message of 17 lines which said:
> > Sometime in the hopefully near future darcs will get 'pre' and
> > 'post' hooks for commands, and this solution can be at least
> > partially automated.
> Why not versioned properties like Subversion does?

Versioned properties have one important advantage over hook scripts
for things such as file permissions: they'll automatically follow the
file when it's renamed, copied, deleted, etc. They also have an
important disadvantage: it's a whole new kind of data that needs to be
tracked, versioned, exposed in the user interface, etc. Subversion
does an OK job of this, but the parts of the user interface that deal
with properties are nearly as large as the parts that deal with files.

Karl Hasselström, kha at treskal.com

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