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Re: truncated author names in 'svn ls -v' output

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent-svn_at_vinc17.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 12:43:42 +0100

On 2018-11-26 18:19:59 +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 04:30:27PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2018-11-26 15:18:47 +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > > Do please read the rest of the thread. A solution has already been
> > > implemented on trunk.
> >
> > Except that this solution is not satisfactory for me. I guess that
> > the ultimate solution is to use --xml + a wrapper (thus one could
> > add things like coloring), though that's still limited as one
> > doesn't get the MIME type (svn:mime-type).
>
> Please don't poke our grumpy Brane bear; we need him to stay in a good mood.
> You see, if you don't like Brane's solution, and you already have a
> working alternative of your own invention which you prefer anyway, then
> pointing out that Brane's solution is unsatisfactory to you just comes
> across as... kind of rude. Even if not meant that way, this was certainly
> not a constructive comment to make on a mailing list such as this one.

Well, if you want a constructive comment, the issue with the suffix
solution (B/K/M/G) is that it is actually less readable when one has
many files in the list. I mean that with the full file size displayed,
it is very easy to see which files take the most space, or similar
information: the number of digits gives the order of magnitude of the
file size; this can be found in a fraction of second. With the suffix
form, one needs to look at all the sizes one by one.

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Received on 2018-12-07 12:43:57 CET

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