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Re: Emphasizing commonly-used commands in 'svn help' output.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-13 18:47:24 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 09:23 -0500, Joshua Varner wrote:
> > Any categorization will leave something to be desired [...]
>
> Any categorization will. Do we categorize propget as a property
> command, or as a command which reads stuff from the repository? Etc.
>
> But more importantly, any categorization will make it harder to look up
> a command by candidate name. If I can't remember whether it's "svn
> resolve" or "svn resolved", I can find that out in about two seconds
> with the current "svn help" output. With categorized output, I have to
> read over all the categories first and guess which category the
> developers thought resolve/resolved fit into.

Unless you run 'svn' in an Emacs shell buffer and can isearch on its
output... But okay, this is getting silly :-).

I'm no longer planning to make any changes to 'svn help' output; none
of the proposed changes seem convincingly better than the status quo.

-Karl

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