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Re: CVS update: subversion/subversion/client status.c trace-update.c

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-01-25 00:26:55 CET

Greg Stein wrote:

>> Can you give it a try the underscore way first and see if you get used
>> to it?
>> The reason I ask for this is: Ben and I recently gave a demo of the
>> command-line client interactive test suite to a roomful of engineers,
>> and the dashes actually *did* cause confusion for people, including
>> even -- momentarily -- myself! So I think there's real evidence that
>> people will interpret it as a minus sign.
> I tend to agree with Karl. The "ls" modes have multiple '-' characters, so
> we don't view them the same way as "-M".

Yes... I see that too, now.

It's interesting how a very successful interface design can go wrong
with just a small change. If we had more than two states to report, a
"-" would probably work.

Anyway, I agree with the change now.

Brane �ibej
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