internal package Foswiki::Store::Rcs::RcsLiteHandler

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internal package Foswiki::Store::Rcs::RcsLiteHandler is a Foswiki::Store::Rcs::Handler

This class implements the pure methods of the Foswiki::Store::Rcs::Handler superclass. See the superclass for detailed documentation of the methods.

For readers who are familiar with Foswiki version 1.0, this class is analagous to the old Foswiki::Store::RcsLite.

Simple pure perl replacement for RCS. Doesn't support:
  • branches
  • locking

This module doesn't know anything about the content of the topic

There is one of these objects for each file stored under RcsLite.

This class is PACKAGE PRIVATE to Store, and should NEVER be used from anywhere else.

File format

rcstext    ::=  admin {delta}* desc {deltatext}*
admin      ::=  head {num};
                { branch   {num}; }
                access {id}*;
                symbols {sym : num}*;
                locks {id : num}*;  {strict  ;}
                { comment  {string}; }
                { expand   {string}; }
                { newphrase }*
delta      ::=  num
                date num;
                author id;
                state {id};
                branches {num}*;
                next {num};
                { newphrase }*
desc       ::=  desc string
deltatext  ::=  num
                log string
                { newphrase }*
                text string
num        ::=  {digit | .}+
digit      ::=  0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
id         ::=  {num} idchar {idchar | num }*
sym        ::=  {digit}* idchar {idchar | digit }*
idchar     ::=  any visible graphic character except special
special    ::=  $ | , | . | : | ; | @
string     ::=  @{any character, with @ doubled}*@
newphrase  ::=  id word* ;
word       ::=  id | num | string | :
Identifiers are case sensitive. Keywords are in lower case only. The sets of keywords and identifiers can overlap. In most environments RCS uses the ISO 8859/1 encoding: visible graphic characters are codes 041-176 and 240-377, and white space characters are codes 010-015 and 040.

Dates, which appear after the date keyword, are of the form, where Y is the year, mm the month (01-12), dd the day (01-31), hh the hour (00-23), mm the minute (00-59), and ss the second (00-60). Y contains just the last two digits of the year for years from 1900 through 1999, and all the digits of years thereafter. Dates use the Gregorian calendar; times use UTC.

The newphrase productions in the grammar are reserved for future extensions to the format of RCS files. No newphrase will begin with any keyword already in use.

The head of the revisions array contains the plain text of the file in it's most recent incarnation.

Earlier revisions consist of a sequence of 'a' and 'd' edits that need to be applied to rev N+1 to get rev N. Each edit has an offset (number of lines from start) and length (number of lines). For 'a', the edit is followed by length lines (the lines to be inserted in the text). For example:

d1 3 means "delete three lines starting with line 1 a4 2 means "insert two lines at line 4' xxxxxx is the new line 4 yyyyyy is the new line 5

Edits are applied sequentially i.e. edits are relative to the text as it exists after the previous edit has been applied.

Topic revision: r1 - 28 Mar 2022, UnknownUser
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