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Re: Revert r23264 for the sake of zsh?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2007-06-06 08:46:24 CEST

On 6/5/07, Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:
> The completion functionality seems more tightly tied to the Subversion
> version than to the zsh version. If that is the case, why not just
> distribute it in contrib, as you do with the bash completion
> functionality?

Well, because a lot of OSes (i.e. Mac OS X 10.4) already ship with zsh
versions that would be broken merely upon upgrade to Subversion 1.5?

> Barring that, I'd say send a patch for case-insensitive 'ARG' to zsh
> regardless of whether 1.5 will release with this change, as it _is_ a
> correct change and ought to be in 1.6 if not 1.5.
> Anyway, I don't like the idea of reverting a consistency fix in the
> help text simply because someone is trying to _parse_ it. Indeed,
> parsing the help text seems almost absurd too - though I do understand
> the reason for it in this case. svn --help --xml? (:

Why is the change we made correct? It seems rather arbitrary. What
were we hoping to gain by this change - other than breaking my shell?
=) -- justin

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