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Re: 'svn mergeinfo' graph bikeshed patch

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:34:44 -0400

On 10/26/2012 06:10 PM, Julian Foad wrote:
>> From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
>> To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org Cc: Sent: Friday, 26 October 2012, 22:13
>> Subject: Re: 'svn mergeinfo' graph bikeshed patch
>> On 26.10.2012 21:04, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>>> Just felt like painting.
>> The only problem I see with this is that, in many monospaced fonts, '
>> and ` glyphs are not mirror images; whereas / and \ almost always are.
>> Also there's no guarantee that dash and waka (->) will be properly
>> aligned to form a symmetric arrow.

Good points.

> Philip suggested to me that we could turn the graph through 90 degrees,

I had a similar notion today, but I wasn't satisfied that it would provide
any visual improvement. That said, it *would* give us room to show more
(and more interesting) information, as you indicated.

I notice that we don't have an --xml version of this subcommand's output.
Are there plans to develop some reasonably sensible way of packaging up this
information for third-party consumption, perhaps even by a wrapper script
that drives some graphical graphing (heh...) program?

(By the way, as this is my first bit of feedback on the feature at all,
shame on me for starting out with an implied complaint expressed via patch.
 To be clear, I actually kinda dig the idea.)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2012-10-27 05:35:26 CEST

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