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RE: svn status -u --xml

From: Jason Pyeron <jpyeron_at_pdinc.us>
Date: 2007-02-13 16:03:39 CET

On a selfish note, we do not get to process stderr in the xslt consumer of
the output. I would further go out on a limb and say that most consumers of
XML would benefit from the errors being in band vs. out of band.

<info/> tells enough or better yet

<error msg="svn: '.' is not a working copy"/>

Both are nice, first is trivial.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Lundblad [mailto:plundblad@google.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:04
To: Daniel Rall
Cc: Jason Pyeron; dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: svn status -u --xml

Daniel Rall writes:
> Hmm, but not *which* path, if you list several, some of which are
> under VC, some of which are not. The behavior for non --xml mode is
> "stop and error out as soon as you hit a path not under VC":

There's no different between with and without --xml regarding info.
It treats "not a working copy" as an error instead of as a warning as
status does. I think there's still an old issue regarding our
inconsistency regarding this

We need to distinguish between the case where we emit a warning and continue
and the case were we bail. I think it makes sense to output well-formed
and valid XML in the former case. In the latter case it is going to be
more tricky since an error can happen anywhere.

A way to know if a directory is a working copy would be to just run
svn info on it, disregarding the output. If stderr is empty, you can be
it is a working copy.


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