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Re: [RFC] Make "svn switch" say "Switched" instead of "Updated" or "At"

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:59:08 +0100

On Mon, 2011-09-05 at 13:42 +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote on Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 10:38:02 +0100:
> > The final message from "svn switch" is exactly the same as for "svn
> > update" -- either:
> >
> > $ svn sw file://.../repo/X wc
> > A wc/foo
> > Updated to revision 4.
> >
> > or:
> >
> > $ svn sw file://.../repo/X wc
> > At revision 4.
> >
> > depending on whether there was a change of content. To the user who
>
> That's a useful difference, I'd be happy to preserve it --- e.g.,
>
> (At $URL,|Switched to $URL,|Already at $URL,|Updated to) revision N.
>
> (first two examples are for a new URL without/with content change; last
> two examples are for a non-new URL without/with content change)

I'd be happy to preserve the distinction, but not like that. I suggest
a more orthogonal output:

  Switched to $URL.
  At revision 4.

  Switched to $URL.
  Updated to revision 4.

  Already at $URL.
  At revision 4.

  Already at $URL.
  Updated to revision 4.

I don't know how important backward compatibility is, but that preserves
a final backward-compatible line, as well as being clear and
unambiguous. (If we think one-line output is more important than this
kind of backward compatibility, simply concatenate the two messages on
one line.)

- Julian
Received on 2011-09-05 13:00:04 CEST

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