[Python-Dev] Admin access using svn+ssh

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Aug 22 23:57:11 CEST 2005

skip at pobox.com wrote:
> It worked.  I made a trivial change to Misc/NEWS and checked it in.  I then
> ran "svn blame NEWS" to see what it showed.  This took approximately
> forever.  Can I assume this is one thing svn is always going to be pretty
> slow at? 

Yes. Somebody commented that this is quadratic in svn with the number of
revisions, whereas it is linear in CVS. Please try it on some other
file; Misc/NEWS is probably the worst case in the Python repository.

I don't know whether there is any better way; we should perhaps ask
on the svn users list.

> I notice that you use my real name (including spaces).  I doubt we have any
> code that munches on annotated listings, but it seems that for the sake of
> script writers' sanity it would be better to elide spaces or replace them
> with underscores so the annotated user is a single "word":

That would be easy to do. For consistency, should we use
<lower case first name>.<lower case last name> (with the usual
exceptions 'aahz', 'guido.van.rossum', 'martin.v.loewis')?

As for parsing these things: they also show up in 'svn log'.


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