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Re: [ENHANCEMENT/BUG] svn list --verbose should not cut the author in the output

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-14 18:12:29 CET

On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 05:07, Julian Foad wrote:
> Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On Jan 12, 2005, at 11:37 AM, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >> Laszlo Kishalmi <laszlo_kishalmi@epam.com> writes:
> >>> It seems that the command line subversion client cuts the author at
> >>> 8th character in its output.
> >>
> >> This has long bothered me too. In 'svn status' output, we print 12
> >> columns worth of username. But in 'svn ls', we only print 8 columns
> >> of username.
> [...]
> >> It would be an incompatible API change to go to 12 as the default for
> >> 'ls -v' now. But it would be okay to add a run-time configuration
> >> parameter to control this width. How would people feel about that?
> >
> > I think that it's silly to add a configuration option to fix what is, in
> > my opinion, a bug. I don't see how this is the lesser of two evils
> > (breaking compatibility being the other "evil").
> >
> > If we didn't have an API that folks can use from C, Java, Python, and
> > Perl, and parsing output from svn was your only recourse, I might bend
> > on this. As it stands, I'm strongly -1 on adding a run-time config
> > parameter. This is a bug, let's just fix it.
> What is the bug that you see? What do you see as a suitable "fix"?

That it's not the same width as it is in 'svn status' output.


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