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Re: [PATCH] svnlook --revprop patch, take two

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-15 21:01:58 CET

On Dec 15, 2004, at 12:09 PM, kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
>> By that argument, almost all of the 'svnlook' subcommands are
>> unnecessary, no?
>> Pretty much everything 'svnlook' does is doable via 'svn' with
>> file:/// access.
> No, svnlook offers lots of stuff not available (or not easily
> available) via the regular client.

I'm looking at the output of 'svnlook help', and I don't see a single
bit of information that 'svn' couldn't get. I'll grant you that some
of info is definitely *inconvenient* to fetch via 'svn', but nothing's

I think we made a subtle design mistake in svnlook: we created a
handful of subcommands to retrieve specific unversioned props
('author', 'date', 'log'), when we should have just made a more generic
'propget' for unversioned props. As it stands right now, 'svnlook
propget' only retrieves versioned props. :-(

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