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Re: Could we leave the release info out of 'svn help' ?

From: Mo DeJong <mdejong_at_cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-04-02 23:30:12 CEST

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Greg Hudson wrote:

> I don't object to separating out the version info into a --version
> command, but your reasoning seems flawed. What if we fix a typo in
> the help text between versions? Will that mean we have to modify our
> tests as well?

Yes, if you make any changes to the help output the regression
tests will need to be updated.

> What purpose does this redundancy serve?

It checks to see if the svn client is processing
command line input correctly. For example, I can
run `svn delete` and compare that output to
`svn help delete` to see if they are the same.

Mo
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:27 2006

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