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[TSVN] Re: Possible bug in external diff option

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-28 10:59:33 CET

Luca Berti wrote:
>> Would there be a problem adding a check that both '%mine%' and
>> '%base' are on the command line, and giving an error message if they
>> aren't?
> Hi everybody,
> I'm quite out of the debate (and surely out of TSVN coding). So I'm
> sorry if I'm going to say something stupid. Moreover, I don't remember
> either the discussion about this change.
> Anyway, my personal exeperience has convinced me that usability
> guidelines as Nielsen's "Even better than good error messages is a
> careful design which prevents a problem from occurring in the first
> place" are quite valuable. (Please note: I'm not implying here that
> you guys weren't enough careful on design issues). So, wouldn't be
> possible to make TSVN react to the absence of '%mine' and/or '%base'
> adding them in some "standard" way?

I was just about to suggest that too. I am guessing that pre 1.1.3 you
could get away with just supplying the program name with no parameters,
and TSVN would just supply the filenames anyway. So if there are no user
params on the command line, add %base and %mine. Saves creating yet
another error message.

Simon

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