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Re: Parseable output: --xml option for more commands

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-19 17:19:32 CET

Julian Foad wrote:

> If we start down this road, do we continue with the other
> information-retrieval commands, and eventually also with the progress
> output of action commands like "commit"? No, I don't think so.

Yes I do think so. Why? Because parsing this commit and update output is
important for clients that wrap the command-line client; psvn and vc-svn
come to mind (although these would be happier with an --elisp option :-) .

The point is that if the format of the output produced by those commands
changes, it's much easier for an existing parser to ignore unknown XML
elements than to accomodate undeterministically changing column widths.

-- Brane

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