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Re: Promoting mucc to a full fledged tool

From: Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-17 05:14:43 CET

On 3/15/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> > I used to be in favor of this, but now I'm not so sure. The idea of a shell
> > mode for 'svn' that seems most intuitive to me is simply an interactive way
> > to do all the other things that 'svn' can do today with multiple subcommand
> > invocations. But MUCC is strictly about doing a single particular task that
> > you *can't* do with a string of 'svn' subcommands today. A shell mode for
> > 'svn' probably needs to be a little more full-featured, able to examine
> > working copies and repositories alike -- MUCC's use-case doesn't care about
> > working copies. Also, I need MUCC to maintain a non-interactive mode.
> >
> > If all these things can be satisfied by introducing 'svn shell', that's cool
> > -- I don't think I'd fight it. But I guess I'm thinking "baby steps" here.
> > contrib/client-side/mucc.c --> subversion/svn-mucc/main.c is a
> > super-trivial change. And in anticipation of this move, I even recently
> > rewrote the mucc test script to sorta-kinda use our Python test framework.
> >
> > If folks are cool with introducing svn-mucc, I'm volunteering for the task.
> The point of a shell mode is that it all happens in one txn (which is
> exactly the point of mucc, AIUI). You do a bunch of things, and then
> you "commit". Any shell mode is also a non-interactive scripting mode
> too -- just feed the commands on the shell's stdin.
> Given this new understanding of the proposed svn shell mode, do you
> still prefer mucc?
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A shell would be so nice! I used mucc just today (and was happy it
was available). But I had to build up the commands in a seperate file
and then join all the line to call them with the mucc command. It was
awesome to be able to do all the copys/moves in one commit (since they
were all related), but an interactive version would be great.

Also, it would cut down on this kind of session (depending on the
svn ls svn://hostname/repo
svn ls svn://hostname/repo/branches
svn ls svn://hostname/repo/branches/testbranch

Just to look around at the repo structure.


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