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Re: i18n and wrapper-tools

From: Tripp Lilley <tlilley_at_perspex.com>
Date: 2001-07-11 00:44:25 CEST

On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Branko [ISO-8859-2] �ibej wrote:

> Perhaps, in order to support such tools, might we consider adding a
> "--setlocale=name" switch to svn, that would override the locale defined
> by the environment? For one thing, that would work on non-Unix platforms
> that don't have env; for another, it would help test the various
> translations, once we have them.

The latest version of Perforce officially introduced a command-line switch
that forces all output into marshalled Python data structs. While I don't
like the idea of tying so tightly to one wrapper language, the idea of
providing special modes that actually return output in script-friendly
form is a good one...

        svn --setoutputmode=XML ...
        svn --setoutputmode=Python ...
        svn --setoutputmode=Perl ...

I agree with the earlier thread that argued in favor of using the APIs
over wrapping scripts, but there -are- some environs in which
wrapping the script is preferable (emacs, for instance, seems such a

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