[darcs-users] determining what darcs apply did [was: sending notices when a repo changes]
ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sun Mar 6 17:41:34 UTC 2005
> On Sunday 06 March 2005 11:19, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > I'd favour possibly large data going into a temporary file with the
> > filename in an environment variable.
> Thats a bad idea; don't assume you get to always write a file in the
> environment you are running in.
> > How do other SCMs handle this?
Is all arch documentation that useless? ;-)
CVS gives some data over stdin which is unbounded in size. On some OS
/dev/fd/* exist so several streams of data could be available to the
hook-script at one if necessary.
> Notice that the strategy chosen there; one script which is called by
> all hooks with a different argument. Really does not help to make
> things easier.
darcs shouldn't insist on such a policy. If one script to do one task
is preferable then that should be possible. CVS's mechanism, although
crufty in some ways, does allow for multiple hook-scripts to be invoked
with parameters of their choosing using %-escapes.
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