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Re: parsing of svn CLI by other programs

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-10-16 21:17:15 CEST

john smallberries <jackdied@yahoo.com> writes:
> .. but there will inenvitably be front ends that rely
> on text I/O(I'm sure the emacs front end will) from
> the standard svn CLI. Is there a proper place to
> store the knowledge of what these messages look like
> (comments, resource files)? do you just let the guy
> who writes the parser deal with it or do you go out of
> your way to format all messages in a parsable (BNF)
> way?

We go out of our way to format all messages to be parseable, for just
this reason. But the "grammar" is not documented anywhere; it's still
under development, and anyway, it's pretty easy to figure out what you
can depend on just by looking. Trust me -- you won't have any
trouble.

I'm planning to write an Emacs Lisp client when I get a chance, but
would love for someone to beat me to it. :-)

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