On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 13:40, Matt McClure <m...@aya.yale.edu> wrote:
> Who is the fast-output developer to say that only one fast-import tool
> should use his stream?
He knows that a foreign tool that does not heed his 'option git
stream-changing-option' will mis-parse the stream. For example the
Bazaar people were talking about adding some Bazaar-specific options
so facilitate bzr-bzr traffic, it would be impossible for a non-bzr
importer to properly understand the stream if they were to ignore the
bzr-specific options. So either options should only affect things that
do not change semantics (such as perhaps whether or not to be quiet,
whether to try and limit memory usage, etc), or it should be possible
to indicate that an option is changes semantic and cannot be ignored.
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