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Re: Merge info display

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 05:37:39 +0200

On 30.09.2011 16:03, Julian Foad wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 17:27 +0400, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 17:20, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, please keep the old output (one rev per line) available somehow.
>>> I have developed quite a lot of scripts in our company that use [...]
>>> If the old style is no longer the default, I can live with that [...]
>>>
>> In that case -h (--human-readable) option for svn mergeinfo command
>> makes sense for me.
> Of course we can keep the old output available. Enabling it when the
> '--show-revs' option is given sounds like a good solution, but we can
> choose a strictly compatible solution or less strict or whatever, no
> problem.
>

I guess ... in this case it just might be better to make the new format
the default. Assuming the release notes state loudly that scripts that
use mergeinfo must be updated.

Whatever our policy about backwards compatibility, the primary goal
should be to make the script useful for humans. Making output
parsable/useful for scripts is secondary.

-- Brane
Received on 2011-10-05 05:38:22 CEST

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