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Re: Volunteer for command-line work

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-10-18 18:10:54 CEST

Bruce Korb <bkorb@sco.COM> writes:
> Last night, I ran through some emacs macros that converted
> *all* of the CVS command line options into autoopts option
> definitions. Another hour or so and I'll have a command line
> "hello, world!" program that accepts all the CVS options from
> the command line, environment variables and RC files. From
> that we can prune the dinkleberries and add in new feature
> coverage. My guess: you'll see it Thursday. (I have more
> plumbing to do when I get home today.)

Well, I'm speaking about something which I haven't seen yet, so at the
risk of sounding needlessly paranoid:

This is not just a matter of going through the CVS options and
substituting "svn" for "cvs". Subversion is different in significant
ways. Obviously, you'll want to study the CVS options, but I think
after that the most fruitful technique will be to start writing the
Subversion options from scratch, with the CVS list close at hand for
reference (essentially what I started in subversion/client/README).

I'm not sure what the use of having a command-line "hello, world"
program that accepts all the CVS options would be. We already have
such a program -- it's called CVS... :-)

Obviously how you spend your time is up to you, I'm just offering an
opinion that designing the svn command line interface as a "diff"
against CVS's interface is not going to get us where we need to be.

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