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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 18:15:25 CEST

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 11:02:24AM -0500, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:
>
> > 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.
>
> What? I thought the only discussion here was whether or not
> Subversion presumed that 'vi' was the default Unix editor and
> 'notepad' was the default Windows editor. In the currently code,
> Subversion *will* pop up an editor by default if $SVN_EDITOR, $VISUAL,
> or $EDITOR is set. If they aren't set, the user will be informed that
> Subversion looks in those places to find an editor. If the user
> doesn't like getting that message, he/she should set $SVN_EDITOR,
> which shouldn't interfere with other programs' use -- or non-use,
> since it isn't set -- of $EDITOR.

Everything I keep hearing says "the user will be surprised that an
editor pops up". 10 million other programs on Unix default to "vi". Why
not svn?

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