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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Why do "tla get-changeset" and "tla changes" have a
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Why do "tla get-changeset" and "tla changes" have a different format?
Sun, 16 May 2004 17:29:39 -0400
On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 11:14:20PM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:
> I just wondered why the commands "tla get-changeset" and "tla changes"
> had a diffent output format :
I think this is largely historical: _many_ commands in tla used to have the
same verbose output format that show-changeset uses, but have since been
changed due to user demand (outcry?). I think not so many people use
show-changeset, so it's lagged.
> * There is a duplication of code inside tla. Two ways to display a
Sure, but (1) it's not difficult code, and (2) it's already written. :-)
> * This forces front-ends to duplicate parsing code also.
Yeah, this (and user sanity) is why I'd also like to make show-changeset use
the same format as `changes' by default.
In general I'd like to make _all_ changeset-showing command in tla a bit more
consistent (except where obviously something different is needed), and
generally have them all:
(1) Output the same concise and easy-to-parse format as `changes' by default
(2) Support a `--report' option to use the verbose output format, but
_without_ including diff output.
(3) Support the `--diffs' (actually I'd like to change this to --diff)
option to include diff output.
My spirit felt washed. With blood. [Eli Shin, on "The Passion of the Christ"]