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Re: New "svn version" command [was: Subversion 1.2.0 Release Candidate 1 released.]

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-04-08 01:50:31 CEST

Julian Foad wrote:

> Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>>> User-visible-changes:
>>> * new 'svn version' subcommand, essentially same as --version
>>> (r10430)
>>>
>> Ohmigod... is that still in the code? I recall some strong objections
>> against a "svn version" command, and sort of remember our deciding to
>> rip it out again. What gives?
>
>
> I thought it was here to stay because enough people had been adamant
> that it was needed, for reasons something to do with reporting the
> version of the server of a given repository, but it wasn't entirely
> clear and that doesn't appear to have been done.
>
> I don't like the idea of a "svn version" command that is like "svn
> --version". I think the subcommands should all be about versioning
> your files, and the "--version" option was perfectly adequate for
> reporting the client's version.
>
> In fact, the "version" subcommand appears to be a horrible hack, or at
> least to have got mixed up in the horrible hack that currently
> implements "--help" and "--version":

Yes, and It's all my fault...

> ~/src/subversion> svn version http://svn.collab.net/
> "http://svn.collab.net/": unknown command.
>
> ~/src/subversion> svn version add
> add: Put files and directories under version control, scheduling
> them for addition to repository. They will be added in next commit.
> [...]
>
> I'm inclined to propose reverting this unless somebody has a very good
> argument to make.

I'm inclined to agree. Pity I didn't notice this before...

-- Brane

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