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Re: [PATCH] Flush stdout more often

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-03-07 13:37:42 CET

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Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> 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.

Since our command-line client output is line-structured, it seems to me
that it ought to be line-buffered, and the fact that it is not, at the
moment, is a bug.

Max.
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