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From Barry Scott <>
Subject Re: pysvn does not build against 1.9-alpha2 because of incomplete type 'const svn_sort__item_t'
Date Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:20:52 GMT
Thanks will the required changes be in alpha3?

Is it possible to do the sort without using the private API?

pysvn author

On 6 Nov 2014, at 19:55, Ben Reser <> wrote:

> On 11/6/14 5:10 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, do the same issues occur with gcc on a modern box?
>> Ther'e's a lot to like about MacPorts, but I don't think it's the
>> primary build and testing platform for Subversion.
> Yes gcc is going to have the same issues because the declarations he needs have
> been removed from svn_sorts.h  These declarations have been there since 1.0.
> Prior to 1.0 they had names in the APR namespace, since it was expected this
> functionality would be moved to APR.  Before 1.0 we cleaned up that namespace
> problem and marked them private (by documentation and by using __ in the
> names).  Of course since they were still in a public header they are
> effectively public APIs.  Bert noticed that there were a lot of these private
> APIs added to the svn_sorts.h header since 1.8 on trunk and so he moved all of
> them into a private header that isn't installed.  This meant he moved the ones
> that had been there since 1.0, thus breaking any 3rd party code that depended
> on them.
> Ideally we would have never exposed these.  Ideally 3rd parties would have
> observed the private markers and not used them.
> I suggested that we resolve this by restoring the long standing private APIs
> that had been exposed.  While not adding any new APIs.  If nobody objects to
> that suggestion soon I'm going to just do it.

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