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Re: status output and long fields

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-02-19 19:44:27 CET

Wolf Josef wrote:

>cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
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>>'svn status' output is designed to be both human-readable and
>>machine-parsable.
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>Truncating output that is meant to be machine readable is a bad
>thing, IMHO.
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>>The simplest form of machine-parsable output is tabular
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>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.
>
Hmmm. I'm waiting for the first space in a username. Let's see... yup,
Windows lets you put spaces in usernames. How's that for an interesting
situation?

>Please don't output broken information.
>
>
I couldn't agree more.

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Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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