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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-21 19:34:16 CEST

David Faure <faure@kde.org> writes:
> Isn't this what the XML output is for, rather than the plain text
> output?

The non-XML output should be parseable too, and there are programs
that parse it in existence today.

> How about replacing "N lines" with just "N", or "N lines follow" or "N
> log lines"?
>
> I got confused by "N lines" thinking it was about the number of lines
> changed in the code, too, so I think this should actually be changed
> there. "N lines follow" would even keep existing parsers working.

Replacing with "N" might work; I think the others take up too much
horizontal space (we try to stay under 80 columns). However, "N" is a
bit cryptic by itself, so I'm not sure it's worth the trouble of
changing.

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