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Issue 708 is not a defect ('svn st -v' looks weird on an empty repository)

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-02-11 02:12:11 CET

Looking through the bite-sized tasks, most important ones first, I see
this "Defect".

> Issue 708: 'svn st -v' looks weird on an empty repository
>
...
> naked@hadaka:~/repos/test$ svn st -vu
> _ 0 0 ? .
> Head revision: 0
>
> ...but this is a bit confusing.
...

It is confusing if you don't know what the output fields mean, but the
same output occurs for any empty directory (not just an empty
repository), and he did ask for a _verbose_ status. The ordinary status
presumably gives no output, which is fine.

Possible ways to make it better:
- Column headings on --verbose reports.
- Never print a status line for "." (so no output in this case).

This is marked Post-1.0 (fine) but I think type "Defect" is wrong.
Surely just a wish?

Just looking for easy ways to get the bug count down :-)

- Julian

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