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Re: Document return codes of 'svn ls'

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:56:40 -0500

Pssst... file the issue.

On 01/26/2011 01:24 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 17:35:43 +0000:
>> Two other suggestions for what we could do to improve the situation.
>>
>> * Make "svn" print a consistent error string for "does not exist in
>> revision R" errors, regardless of subcommand. At present, the error
>> message differs unnecessarily among subcommands.
>>
>> * Make "svn" include a unique identifier (such as the apr_err number)
>> in its error messages, upon request (by a new cmdline option?), in a
>> much briefer form than the maintainer-mode output. e.g.
>>
>> $ svn ls ^/abc
>> svn: E160013: URL 'https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/abc'
>> non-existent in that revision
>>
>
> +1, that's more convenient than looking up translated error messages
> (and line numbers) in *.po files.
>
>>
>> - Julian
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 2011-01-26, Philip Martin wrote:
>>> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:
>>>
>>>> Would it be possible to, say, provide a mapping between the apr_err code
>>>> space and errorcodes? I'm not sure.
>>>
>>> Not a unique one.
>>>
>>>> I was thinking that the errorcode
>>>> space was limited to 32k distinct values, whereas the apr_err code space is
>>>> much, much bigger. (Though, we don't use most of it.)
>>>
>>> Only 8 bits of the exit() value get back to the parent, so 255 error
>>> values. There are currently 271 distinct Subversion SVN_ERRDEFs, plus
>>> all the APR ones.
>>
>>
>>

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2011-01-28 03:57:24 CET

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