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Re: A feature request for command line client

From: Lee Burgess <lefty_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-10-18 04:39:19 CEST

Dale Hagglund writes:
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:
> > Lee Burgess <lefty@red-bean.com> writes:
> > > Just to ponder, would this sort of interface replace the current
> > > command-line paradigm or supplement it?
> >
> > Supplement. We can't break backwards-compatibility to that degree.
> Just a comment from an interested lurker: I have no problem with
> having an ftp-like mode, but I think it would be breaking
> functionality to take away the "svn command ..." model.
> The latter is much more easily used inside scripts and the like, and,
> in my personal opinion, outside them as well.
> Dale.

Ah, but that's the beauty of John C's suggestion: subversion will do
both (eventually).

To clarify:

If one invokes svn with no commands or args whatsoever, they are
kicked into interactive mode. Imagine:

$ svn
Subversion 1.2.3 Copyright 2000 Collab.net
svn> up -dP
svn> quit
Thanks for being subversive!

But if any commands or args are given, it behaves like you would expect:

$ svn up -dP

And so on.

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