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Re: update vs status, where should local mods be displayed?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-09-14 04:01:10 CEST

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 05:13:41PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk> writes:
> > Speaking as someone who is often many hops from the server, having an
> > "svn status" command which is a local thing is a genuine gift from the
> > gods.
> Are you aware that 'svn status' already works if no network is
> available? It just prints a '?' for the repository revision.

It still tries, which can be quite problematic. How would you feel if you
wanted the status of WC, but every time you tried, your laptop's autodial
mechanism popped up a dialog in your face asking for your PPP password and
then tried to dial your modem? After a 10 second timeout when it realized
there was no dialtone, then it would finally give up, and *then* you would
get your status information.

There is a big benefit to *knowing* that something will not smack the
network. That you can use it quickly and easily. And that it gives you just
the information you're asking for, and no more.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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