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Re: On the size of the command set

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-02 18:42:38 CEST

On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 09:50, Benjamin Pflugmann wrote:
> On Sat 2004-09-25 at 07:58:55 +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps we should think about categorizing our svn help output, to help
> > maintain it's readability as we increase the number of commands?
> Since I pondered about this independently, I thought I'd make a start.
> The excerpt below is the the output of "svn help" (from the 1.0.1
> client, but the help output shouldn't have changed too much) with some
> grouping added by me.

My gut reaction is that as long as our command set remains manageable, a
simple sorted list is probably better than a categorized list.

Of course, formal usability testing is the only way to rigorously decide
this question, and I assume we're not going to get that.

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