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Re: commit output

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: commit output
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 19:19:00 -0400
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

> Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com> writes:
> >As a long term goal, it might be nice to export most CVS functionality
> >via a convenient library API so that these issues don't crop up so
> >often.  Another possibility would be to enable an XML output mode for
> >external parsers.
> Isn't this the purpose of the libcvs project?

As far as I understand, it is one of the stated goals, but no work has
been done on anything but the Perl CVS "lib" since the founding of hte

The libcvs project does appear to have some language independent API
specifications, but I haven't tried to analyze them.  As far as a C
library is concerned, it might be easiest to work it directly into the
CVS tree itself since the code is already there and there wouldn't be
two C projects to maintain.  The libcvs API specs might be useful for
that, but I don't know.

> >Regardless, I don't want to have to try and get approval for tidying
> >output from every project that happens to be parsing our output.  It's
> >impractical and would hamper development severely.  I _don't_ object
> >to trying to keep output on "stable" from changing much, but feature
> >is another matter.
> True enough. I have no objections with putting your suggested changes
> into the feature version of cvs. I thought I read your original question
> as pertaining to altering the 'stable' version of cvs which I think
> requires a bit of a bigger audience for announcing that change...

Actually, there were two questions.  One was for some -q/-Q changes
for stable and the other was for the same for feature, but also
removing pretty much every message that went away with the -q on
stable, permanently, regardless of the specified verbosity level.

So anyhow, I mentioned in another thread that I believe Eclipse has
its own CVS client.  Thus, it only relies on the stability of the
client/server protocol specification and not the command line output.
Is there another audience you think should be notified of a change of
a commits reaction to -q?

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