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Re: svn commit: r943445 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: svn/cl.h svn/log-cmd.c svn/main.c tests/cmdline/getopt_tests_data/svn_help_log_switch_stdout

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 08:13:55 -0400

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:

>> I don't want to pee in the punch bowl, but why are we doing this?
>
> Because it has proven to be a popular feature in other systems.
> It's very convenient if you want to catch up with the latest N
> commits made and skim the diffs. Especially if there aren't any
> commit list archives (many, many shops do not have those).
> And I have missed it in svn sometimes, too.
> Also, Daniel N. and Bert have said they will use it.

It would also be easy to script and that has always been our position
on adding options like this. Especially if we cannot implement the
option internally more efficiently than the script.

>> Especially if we cannot implement it sufficiently?
>
> What do mean by sufficiently? We can certainly implement it
> sufficiently. You ask svn log to show diffs and it shows them.
> What's not sufficient about that?

Sorry, I meant efficiently as you guessed.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2010-05-12 14:14:24 CEST

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