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Re: On the size of the command set

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-25 08:58:55 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> I've often opposed adding new commands because I think we should keep
> the command set small. Here's a reason why:
> Arch is all of the above.. EXCEPT easy to use. Here's the
> "eye-opener" that Mr. Lord really needs to address:
> % svn --help | grep '^ ' | wc -l
> 28
> % tla help | grep ' : ' | wc -l
> 105
> I'm sorry but just watching that scroll by is enough to make me
> say "well, maybe I'll figure this out later". Which is what I do
> every time I look at Arch.


We know we are going to need some more sooner or later though - for locking,
and I think also we may need an analogue of 'cvs release -d' when we get
non-recursive checkouts working.

Perhaps we should think about categorizing our svn help output, to help
maintain it's readability as we increase the number of commands?


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