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Re: [PATCH] Add an info command to svnsync

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:19:22 -0600

You guys have persuaded me. :-)

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
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> To play devil's advocate to your devil's advocate (would that be an angel's
> advocate?): why implement something like changelists? Why not just edit a file
> and use '--targets'? What about merge tracking? Fact is we've not made many
> secrets about how the internals of Subversion work, but we've (often) gone to
> great lengths to simplify its usage for our users.
>
> All that being said, I understand the desire to not add more options to svnsync,
> but in this case, I feel it's warranted.
>
> - -Hyrum
>
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> To play devil's advocate, why is 'svn proplist -v --revprop -r0 URL'
>> more convenient than 'svnsync info URL'? Just fewer flags to type?
>>
>> I have two worries about this:
>>
>> * Historically, we've tried to keep the number of subcommands small.
>> It takes a *really* strong argument to add a new subcommand.
>>
>> * This begins a precedent of 'hiding the implementation details' of
>> svnsync, and I'm not sure we want that. It's never been our goal to
>> hide the fact that svnsync tracks work via r0 revprops. In fact, I'd
>> argue that we *want* users to know how svnsync works, so that they can
>> modify revprops when necessary (e.g. fixing a stuck sync by removing
>> an orphaned svn:sync-lock property.)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 3:17 AM, Chris Foote <cafoote_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> The following patch adds an 'info' subcommand to svnsync that prints out the
>>> syncronisation information of a repo. This is more convient than using an
>>> svn proplist command.
> ...
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