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Re: rationale for 'svnversion' (vs 'svn version') ?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-22 16:29:56 CET

Fabien COELHO <fabien@coelho.net> writes:

> Hello devs,
> While translating svn help messages in French, it occured to me that
> the rationale for a separate commande 'svnversion', vs a simple
> subcommand of svn, 'svn version', is quite unclear, at least to me.

Well, for your specific suggestion, it's because there already is an
'svn version', which tells you what version of the 'svn' binary you
are using.

My reason for preferring a separate executable is that I don't think
svnversion is something that your everyday Subversion user is going to
use or care a thing about. In my mind, it exists as a utility program
because its functionality isn't important enough to be a full-fledge
'svn' subcommand.

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Received on Tue Mar 22 16:34:11 2005

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