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Re: svn help (was Re: svn commit: rev 2459 - trunk/www)

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-07-16 15:09:34 CEST

Martin Pool <mbp@sourcefrog.net> writes:
> On 16 Jul 2002, "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@red-bean.com> wrote:
> > svn's built in help is already very nice--detailed yet concise. Why
> > muck it up by stuffing in a buncha info that should be in the
> > manual/handbook.
> I certainly agree that the built-in help should not duplicate
> the manual or give introductory or tutorial information.
> It seems to me that it's consistent with svn's existing code,
> and with contemporary free unix programs to give quick-reference
> information just to jog the memory of somebody already familiar
> with the program. Exactly where that line is is a matter of
> taste of course. I'm just suggesting that the magic names
> for svn:keywords and so on have equally much claim to be in
> there as the top-level commands. Five or ten lines listing
> them would not bloat the built-in help, and would be handy
> for somebody who's come from CVS and can't work out why their
> $Things$ don't work.

I don't have a problem with listing out the magic keywords... my -1
was against gdb style help and pages and pages of stuff.

Are you up for submitting a patch for the above? :)


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