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Re: diff-cmd =

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:00:55 +0100

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:13:36PM +0600, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> [dd]
> >
> > This looks like http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2930
> >
> > i.e., you've found the current status quo; there is no better method currently available.
> >
> I have always been told that I am a good tester (i.e. have the
> ability to come across bugs), but my rate of tripping on all the
> subversion rakes is alarming.

This isn't particularly hard to fix, so it's an ideal problem
for new contributors. This may be one reason why it hasn't been fixed yet.
In the big picture, it doesn't hurt to let little problems like this linger.
Most people will just write a wrapper script and move on. Too bad.
But someone will eventually be looking for things to get their feet wet,
and issues like this are ideal for that. Or it will annoy someone so
much that they take the time to fix it.
The existing developers have much harder sets of problems to juggle.
And yes, of course, sometimes existing developers find time to fix simple
problems like this. However we have a strong culture of encouraging new
contributors so having issues like this open is also a good thing for
the project. So, take the plunge if you can! Thanks.
Received on 2011-02-11 21:01:54 CET

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