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Re: [Locking] Terminology and extending output

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-12-22 11:52:01 CET

Walter Nicholls wrote:

>> svn status:
>> "svn status" needs to show that the working copy has a lock on this
>> file.
>> In the current spec, it is suggested that we add another column. Is this
>> OK regarding compatibility? Also, we need a new symbol to show that the
>> path is locked. "L" is used. Suggestions?
> 'R'eserved?
> I don't see how you can get away without adding a column since this
> property is independent of any of the others.

Not bad. Or eXclusive.

> Is now a bad time to suggest adding "svn status --xml " - so that
> people wanting to parse output have a way that won't break if this
> happens again?

It's not a bad time -- in fact, I'd suggest that /all/ SVN commands that
produce output get an --xml switch -- but it's quite unrelated to the
locking issue.

-- Brane

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