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Re: [PATCH] Flush stdout more often

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-02-10 20:56:29 CET

On 2/10/06, Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Stefan's log message said why we would want to do this. He first discussed it
> on the list: <http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-02/0544.shtml>

Yes, I had seen that.

> Do you think the overhead would be significant? (Note, this is for commands
> that print approximately one line of status output per item, not for those that
> print big chunks of text like "cat", "diff", "blame".)

Checkout, etc. would have a flush put in after *every* line? Yikes.
The proper way to do this is to call the bindings and install your own
notification callback. We have never intended for the command-line
program to produce parsable output - that's why we have an API. --
justin

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