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Re: [Issue 2367] get rid of "... | N lines" slot in log message header

From: Kevin Puetz <puetzk_at_puetzk.org>
Date: 2005-07-21 02:23:09 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> In http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2367 I
> suggested the following as a 2.0 change:
>
>> Currently 'svn log' output shows the number of lines in the log message:
>>
>> r1729 | jrandom | 2005-07-31 21:12:50 -0500 (Sun, 31 Jul 2005) | 4
>> lines
>>
>> The idea was to make log messages unambiguously delimited. Someone
>> could even write the default log message separator into their log
>> message and we could still parse 'svn log' output reliably.

In general, I would oppose this (when possible, things should be fully
correct). But since we also have svn log --xml, there's another perfectly
good way to get the data with unambiguous delimiters/quoting. I think that
removes most of the onus on 'ordinary' svn log to be machine-parseable.

But, I also don't see a whole lot of harm done by saying "4 lines". So I
guess this is an abstention after all :-)

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