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Re: RFC -- new 'svn status' symbol

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-05-15 19:01:02 CEST

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 11:52:12PM -0700, Jay 'Whip' Grizzard wrote:
> I guess my point is -- We're not running out of symbols, so why the heck
> would it be beneficial to start overloading them? "File was removed" and
> "file never got checked out" are two very, very different things, and just
> because they both result in the file not being on the disk, doesn't mean
> they should have the same representation.
> Destroying the usefulness of semantic information leads down the path to
> insanity.

I see the appeal of '!', but on the whole I agree with Jay here.

So i'm -0 on using '!'.

My suggestions would be:
 '%' ("some percent complete")
 '/' ("some fraction complete")
 '-' ("complete?" "negative, sir.")
or maybe
 'B' ("Bikeshed")
 'H' ("Half-*ssed")

i also like some of the other already floated suggestions, like 'P' for


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