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Re: status output and long fields

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-19 17:35:50 CET

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:

> > Perhaps we could meet in the middle by doing this:
> >
> > 1. pre-determine the column size needed for status display, and
> > resize the columns according for each 'svn st' run.
> >
> > 2. add a left-justified table header row that machine parsers can
> > use to determine where table columns begin.
> >
> > Or (the alternative I prefer) -- just lose the author column
> > altogether, and win back 11 or 12 spaces for the path display.
>
> Yes, I like it :)

Which do you like? Resizable columns, or losing the author?

> It doesn't completely solve your problem: the revision fields have the
> same problem as the author field. That only becomes a problem at a
> million revisions and, while it is unlikely, it's not inconceivable
> for a repository to get that big. I don't care (much) if authors get
> truncated but I would be very unhappy if revisions got truncated. To
> guarantee support for tabular output we need larger revision fields,
> or resizeable columns.

So...it sounds like you want resizable columns, for REVISION,
COMMITTED-REV, and LAST-AUTHOR. I'm down with that. Certainly the
time sink for status is harvesting the info, not flying though the
hash calculating minimum column requirements.

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