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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-03-27 13:14:56 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-03-26 at 22:15, Kevin Puetz wrote:
>> Or perhaps the even less ambigous "svn revision", "revnum", or something
>> like that.
> I don't think this should get an svn subcommand. We need to keep our
> command set small in order to keep our learning curve shallow, and
> having a lot of neat utilities stashed inside the svn command isn't
> consistent with that goal.
> Maybe we could shoehorn this function into "svn info", but I don't know
> if that can be done cleanly.
> (I realize that shipping a lot of separate commands in order to get the
> neat utilities isn't great either. Probably we shouldn't have shipped
> svnversion farther than the contrib directory.)

Oh no, it's definitely more useful than that.

If we were designing it now, I think we would unquestionably make it a svn
subcommand, but I don't see any point in changing it now.


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