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Re: Deferring issue #2843 (subdir exclusion interface).

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-07 18:07:29 CEST

On 9/7/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why is a python script better than adding it as /experimental/ to the
> > CLI? I think we may need to amend the versioning policy to do that
> > though.
> >
> > Why I think this is acceptable: the CLI isn't a C API...
> >
>
> I think that CLI compatibility guarantees are *more* restrictive that
> API guarantees. Most users don't see the APIs at all, yet they
> absolutely habituate to CLI UIs.
>
> We've made small CLI tweaks here and there (added switches), but we've
> never done something as radical and removing a whole subcommand. I
> think that's why people are afraid to add "experimental" CLI commands.

Ok, but we never did anything this radically different from the paths
which were set by CVS (and some other systems we've adopted features
from)...

bye,

Erik.

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