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RE: svn status -u --xml

From: Jason Pyeron <jpyeron_at_pdinc.us>
Date: 2007-02-12 19:07:26 CET

 
Option #2 is much better for XML since it is "proper" as an empty document
is not valid XML as it must always have a root node.

Ex:

Empty xml:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<status/>

Or

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<status>
</status>

Or non empty xml but empty target:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<status>
<target path="."/>
</status>

Or

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<status>
<target path=".">
</target>
</status>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Rall [mailto:dlr@collab.net]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:56
To: Jason Pyeron
Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: svn status -u --xml

So we're producing malformed/incomplete output on stdout for 'status'
and 'info' when in --xml mode. When not in --xml mode, there's no
output at all on stdout (nothing to report on). In both cases, we
write an error message to stderr.

We should either:

1) Produce no output on stdout (nothing to report on).

2) Produce well-formed output on stdout.

...and continue to write the error message to stderr. I prefer option
#1; since we consider this an error condition (and produce and error
message), there's little point in sending any output to stdout.

Thoughts?

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Jason Pyeron wrote:

> Yes this error occurs for non working copy directories.
>
> Since the error message goes to stderr, it is of no importance to me.
>
> By the way this happens for 'svn info --xml' too.
...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dglasser@gmail.com [mailto:dglasser@gmail.com] On Behalf Of David
> Glasser
> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 16:22
> To: Daniel Rall
> Cc: Jason Pyeron; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: svn status -u --xml
>
> On 2/11/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
>
> > This problem doesn't seem to exist on trunk:
>
> I think Jason was implying you needed to be in a non-working copy
> directory to see it. Note that there's also some stderr output, and
> -u is not required:
>
> 30-5-39:/tmp glasser$ ~/Projects/Subversion/trunk/subversion/svn/svn st
> --xml
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <status>
> <target
> path=".">
> svn: warning: '.' is not a working copy
> </status>
>
> (Whether or not the stderr warning ought to get into the XML is
> another story...)

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