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Re: svn commit: rev 1649 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_client trunk/subversion/clients/cmdline

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-04-08 17:53:19 CEST

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 10:39:40AM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> >
> > The first time that folks get the error about not finding an editor in
> > the environment, they will remedy that situation by setting an
> > environment variable, or by following the advice to use -F or -m.
> > Sorry, I'm not seeing the big issue here.
>
> Agree with CMike.
>
> Having watched many new CVS users reel back from their screens in
> shock when "cvs ci" suddenly threw vi in their faces, I feel it's safe
> to say that popping up an editor is pretty weird behavior to those who
> don't know it's coming. :-)

So what we are arguing here is:

1. User surprised that editor pops up

2. User surprised that Subversion, unlike other version systems, doesn't
   pop up an editor by default.

Considering that most (if not all) people who use subversion have used
another version control system before, then most (if not all) people
fall into category #2.

Since both "problems" can be remedied after the first time, why not go
with the solution that appeals to most people?

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