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

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-08 18:02:54 CEST

Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote:
>> Branko ╚ibej wrote:
>>> Julian Foad wrote:
>>>> It's not too late. Please rip it out, and propose the reversion for
>>>> back-port into 1.2.0. I forsee at least you, me, Max and Greg voting
>>>> it through.
>>>
>>> Could you do that please? I'll have my hands full with other things for
>>> the next several days, and won't have time to test the change, but I
>>> don't want to extend the 1.2 release schedule.
>>>
>>> Consider this a +1 from me for removing "svn version" from both trunk
>>> and 1.2 branch.
>>
>> Done in r14037, and proposed for back-port to 1.2.0. Please test and vote!
>
> Oy. Is it really necessary to rip this completely out? I think it's
> useful, especially if we, as Ben Reser pointed out, implement
>
> svn version URL

Ok, so let me get this straight.

You want to have a command named 'svnversion' and another one named
'svn version', with completely different purposes?

What are you trying to do, confuse your users deliberately?

> In addition, I saw no consensus on removing it. Aside from Julian and
> Branko, I saw no other +1's on ripping it out (Although you surmised
> that greg and maxb would).

Does anybody really think that it's useful?
Wouldn't it be more sensible to ask people to vote for keeping it in?
My gut feeling is that near to noone would, but how would I know.

How about:

1. Revert this weird hack
2. When somebody gets the time to do this right, implement a 'svn
version' that does what 'svn --version' does, but that supports an
URL. Add --version and -v as a wrapper that doesn't support URL,
seeing as it's basic Unix/whatever syntax and perhaps for backwards
compatibility.
3. And this one's important. At the same time, integrate the
'svnversion' tool in 'svn', and rename it to something else than
version! There's been a good bunch of names suggested earlier..

final note: Having both 'svnversion', 'svn version' and 'svn
--version' is almost hilarious :-)

just my 2c.

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