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Re: [Locking] svn up output

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-01-06 19:01:23 CET

--On Thursday, January 6, 2005 3:28 AM +0100 "Branko ?ibej" <brane@xbc.nu>

> And I'm more and more of the opinion that relying on fixed-width
> tabulated output in scripts is fragile at best. Or to turn this around,
> you'll never get both user-readable and fixed-format machine-readable
> output at the same time; sooner or later one side must yield, and I think
> it's more important that users see something they can understand..

If it's critically important to a script, they should be using their
language's bindings not parsing CLI output.

It's so...CVS-like. =) -- justin

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