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Re: status output and long fields

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-19 19:04:56 CET

Wolf Josef <josef.wolf@siemens.com> writes:

> 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.

...except where whitespace is perfectly valid (albeit uncommon) in the
fields themselves. :-)

> Please don't output broken information.

That's fine. I think I'm gonna go with auto-sizing columns with
minimum widths and a header line. That way, a script can always read
the first line of output, hack it up to determine each column's
starting offset, and then go from there.

If anyone objects, speak now.

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Received on Wed Feb 19 19:06:31 2003

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