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Re: [PATCH] Flush stdout more often

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-03-07 11:53:41 CET

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 02:14:13AM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> The bindings are the way every front-end to Subversion should be written.

I disagree, or perhaps I misunderstand your definition of 'front-end'.
Scriptability of the command-line client is something we've been
promoting _as well as_ the bindings forever - it's even on the front
page of subversion.tigris.org:

# Parseable output

All output of the Subversion command-line client is carefully designed
to be both human readable and automatically parseable; scriptability is
a high priority.

I frequently write trivial scripts to parse the output of the command-line
client. Nothing complex, but I'd be unhappy if we've suddenly decided
to disapprove of this kind of behaviour.

As to the issue at hand: what exactly was the objection again? (sorry,
I've lost track) As long as we're limiting a change to subversion/svn
rather than subversion/libsvn_*, I don't really see a problem.


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