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changing svnlook / svnadmin (was: Confusing syntax)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-08-15 02:21:41 CEST

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 06:33:22PM -0500, Scott Lamb wrote:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
> > Scott Lamb <slamb@slamb.org> writes:
> >>I was just confused by a couple syntax things:
> >>
> >> vs.
> >> svnlook REPOS_PATH [COMMAND]
> >>
> >> Why are these opposite?
> >
> > This I think is just bad planning. There may be some deeper reason,
> > but I can't think of it off the top of my head.
> If I patched svnlook+docs to be "svnlook COMMAND REPOS_PATH" instead
> (mandatory command instead of default info), would there be a chance
> it'd be accepted at this point? I think it's worth changing and better
> to change it now than post-1.0. And I think it's better to change
> svnlook than svnadmin because:

I believe that I'm a +0 on changing this. Seems reasonable.

At lunch, I was talking with the guys, and suggested that we might want to
replace svnadmin with a Python script. Maybe svnlook, too. Those two
programs only run on the machine where the repository is located. It might
be reasonable to say that Python is required for the administrators. (we
would *never* want to do that for users, tho)

It also means swig and the bindings, tho.

Maybe we can just say that some of the more esoteric svnadmin/svnlook
features are removed in favor of some Python-based tools. (e.g. the "shell"
subcommand in svnadmin)


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