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RE: status output and long fields

From: Wolf Josef <josef.wolf_at_siemens.com>
Date: 2003-02-19 18:50:56 CET

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

> 'svn status' output is designed to be both human-readable and
> machine-parsable.

Truncating output that is meant to be machine readable is a bad
thing, IMHO.

> The simplest form of machine-parsable output is tabular

I disagree. The simplest form of machine parsable output is
to split by whitespace. This way you don't loose any information
(as you would with tabular outout). If you consider the first five
chars as "one field", then the output of "svn status" is prefectly
parseable without any loss of information.

Please don't output broken information.

Just my 0.002eur

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