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Re: Proposal: --no-props switch for 'log', 'st' and 'diff'

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 12:27:09 -0400

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> In using merge tracking with 1.5.x and other branches, I've occasionally been
> annoyed by the fact that mergeinfo mods can often overshadow the meat of a
> change. I'd like to add a '--no-props' flag to 'log', 'st', and 'diff' which
> would simply cause the subcommand to ignore property changes. It wouldn't be
> the default, but it would clean up output and make using merge tracking a bit
> easier.
> I envision '--no-props' to be an all-or-nothing measure, initially, but we if
> the demand was there, we could further expand it to '--without-prop FOO' which
> would only omit changes to property FOO.
> Thoughts?

Set aside merge tracking for a second. Do you think there would be
any need for this feature? If not, then it seems like the option
ought to be about specifically excluding the svn:mergeinfo property
and nothing else. Something like --ignore-mergeinfo or

I still worry a bit about including it in svn status. I see the value
of it, but I worry people will use it too much and then forget to
commit those mergeinfo changes because they were not seeing it. I
suppose as long as it is a command line option, and not a setting in
config, that is not likely to be a problem though.

Mark Phippard
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