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Re: [PATCH] New feature: status --filter

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-10-23 01:24:58 CEST

I would very much like to see this *not* go into 1.5. Many people are
too distracted with 1.5 work to give this proper thought -- and once
we add it, we can't take it out. Much better to put it into 1.6
(sorry, epg) being sure that we want it, than to rush it into 1.5 and
risk later regret.

-Karl

>> > I'll admit that I've got a *nix bias, but if folks are using the command
>> > line, on either platform, they should learn how to *use* the command
>> > line. We shouldn't coddle those who use the command line, but don't
>> > want to learn other tools which will make their lives easier elsewhere.
>> > Adding '--filter' gives people a crutch, which we then have to maintain.
>>
>> To me too, this feature feels like feature creep. I'm not on IRC to
>> voice my concerns, but it definitely doesn't pass the 'if it can be
>> written in a one-liner on *nix, we don't integrate it' test. If people
>> are using Windows, they generally don't use the command line, so I
>> guess that's not our target audience. (BTW: Even on Windows there's a
>> grep available, albeit not in a default windows install.)
>>
>> I'm not hot about it, would prefer not to add it, but I don't see a
>> reason to make a fuss about it either.
>
> I already covered my opinion of this position in my original
> message, but to address your replies directly:
>
> People do use the svn command line on Windows, and we the
> Subversion project support that. I have supported svn command
> line users on Windows at many companies, including my current
> one.
>
> Moreover, even on Unix,
>
> svn st --filter C
>
> is clearer than
>
> svn st | grep -E '^(C.)|(.C)'
>
> --
> Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org
>
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