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Re: Merge info display

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:03:22 +0100

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 17:27 +0400, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 17:20, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> >> In principle, we should keep the current output by default (for backwards
> >> compat), and add a new switch that enables human-readable output.
> >> However, I think that in this case breaking compatibility in favour
> >> of user-friendliness is highly justified.
> >>
> >> So I think the default output should be replaced completely with something
> >> better, in addition to an --xml switch that produces XML output for
> >> consumption by scripts. We could have the --show-revs switch enable the
> >> old-style output (one revision per line) to provide those who have already
> >> written scripts which parse this output with a migration path.
> >
> > Yes, please keep the old output (one rev per line) available somehow.
> > I have developed quite a lot of scripts in our company that use [...]
> > If the old style is no longer the default, I can live with that [...]
> >
> In that case -h (--human-readable) option for svn mergeinfo command
> makes sense for me.

Of course we can keep the old output available. Enabling it when the
'--show-revs' option is given sounds like a good solution, but we can
choose a strictly compatible solution or less strict or whatever, no

- Julian
Received on 2011-09-30 16:03:58 CEST

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