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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I feel your pain. I think the SVN API, and its bindings are quite a bit much less than stellar or intuitive.

    Just for the sake of saying so, It is possible to browse using file, svn, AND http in http://search.cpan.org/~claco/Catalyst-Model-SVN-0.05/ [cpan.org]

    That's what powers http://handelframework.com/source/ [handelframework.com]

    It wasn't fun, and it wasn't pretty, but it does work. My biggest beef is the fetching content/logs on a tab/branch url. I can't just ask for it by url, since it's a copy; you have to stroll through the logs til
    • Just for the sake of saying so, It is possible to browse using file, svn, AND http in http://search.cpan.org/~claco/Catalyst-Model-SVN-0.05/ [cpan.org]

      Do you see much use of the http:/// [http] access? I've done some benchmarking comparing SVN::Repos (file:/// only) with SVN::Ra (file:/// and svn://). Carrying out 11 runs each of SVN::Web's test suite, SVN::Ra takes about 15% longer to run the tests than SVN::Repos.

      x SVN::Repos
      + SVN::Ra
      : = Mean
      M = Median
      +----------------------------------------------------------------

      • I've got nothing. I chose SVN::Client because it was the only one that had any decent pod. And I use Ra to get_latest_version from the repo since I couldn't find another way to do it using Client. And Ra totally baffles me to this day.

        The SVN Perl bindings are not so readable. Trolling through C source docs/doxygen (when it works) isn't my idea of usable pod w/ examples. :-)

        I was under the impression that Ra, or at least it's perl bindings couldn't do all forms of connections (svn, file, http). I'm sure htt
        • The SVN Perl bindings are not so readable. Trolling through C source docs/doxygen (when it works) isn't my idea of usable pod w/ examples. :-)

          That has recently (like, last week) improved, as a big commit was made to Subversion to expand on the Perl documentation and provide more examples.

          But yes, I've often had to fallback to writing a short hack to exercise a particular API function and use Data::Dumper on the result to divine what's being returned.

          I was under the impression that Ra, or at least it's

  • This is great. It always bugged me when people would send me to a raw SVN repo URI without a useful web interface laid over it; no need to be annoyed about it any longer I guess. Thanks! :-)