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Re: A feature request for command line client

From: John P Cavanaugh <cavanaug_at_soco.agilent.com>
Date: 2000-10-17 23:04:30 CEST

On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 12:58:26PM -0500, Lee Burgess wrote:
> Karl Fogel writes:
> > John P Cavanaugh <cavanaug@soco.agilent.com> writes:
> > > I know people are beginning to work on the command line client, so I
> > > hope Im not too late with this request.
> > >
> > > Basically I would like svn to behave like ftp (actually more like lftp
> > > or ncftp).
> > >
> > > What this means is that if you type just "svn<return>" you get dropped
> > > into an interactive svn shell where you can type a litany of commands.
> > > Preferably this happens without relogging into the server etc.
> >
> > Nice idea! Definitely post-1.0 I would think. First we have to at
> > least reach where CVS is, before we get into innovations like that.
> >
> > -K
>
> I think this is a really groovy idea. I also agree with Karl that it
> can wait until post-1.0.

I would have to agree, but I wanted to get this out their now, so
we dont end up with a design that cant support this later. Sort
of a "begin with the end in mind" design thing.

> Just to ponder, would this sort of interface replace the current
> command-line paradigm or supplement it?
>
> Like:
>
> $ svn --interactive

I think just svn sans any command would just automatically drop into
interactive mode.

Then of course there are all the other "niceities" like GNU readline
etc. But that is clearly for later on.

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