[darcs-users] Command renamings and hide/show

Michael Milverton camel78 at iprimus.com.au
Sat May 15 10:32:32 UTC 2004


I like it the way it is because you can see what has changed which helps me 
work out what I am going to call the patch.

On Fri, 14 May 2004 06:38 pm, David Roundy wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 11:25:42PM -0700, Kevin Smith wrote:
> > Kevin Smith wrote:
> > >I can't think of other cases where I crave more output (except for
> > >defaulting to --look-for-adds :-P ), so perhaps the OP could mention a
> > >few examples of where more output would be helpful.
> >
> > Oh, I forgot to mention one opposite case, where I want *less* output: I
> > feel (strongly) that the default of whatsnew should be --summary. I
> > rarely want to see all the gory details, and usually they spill way off
> > the screen anyway. Is it just me?
>
> Hmmm.  I guess it all depends on one's work patterns.  If you record often
> enough that there aren't many changes, it's nice to show the entire set of
> changes (which is usually the case for me...).
>
> Mostly I've left this as it is because it's sufficiently easy to set the
> defaults (see below).  On the other hand, that argument doesn't really go
> either way, since it's just as easy to add no-summary to the defaults... I
> guess mostly whatsnew output is the way it is because I try to use the
> default configuration of darcs myself, and I prefer to see the actual
> changes.
>
> I'll take a survey of my office-mates, all of whom recently learned to use
> darcs... I know one of them already has --summary as his default.  If a
> majority of them prefer --summary I'll change it.  Not that I don't trust
> you folks, but people who are happy with the current situation don't always
> speak up...
>
> > Yes, I know there is now an option to set defaults. Last time I tried to
> > do that, I couldn't get it to work, but that may have just been standard
> > Debian/Sarge lag. I haven't tried within the last few weeks. Still, new
> > users will likely expect summary output, like they get with CVS.
>
> echo whatsnew summary >> _darcs/prefs/defaults
>
> I'm guessing that perhaps you tried using whatsnew --summary (with the
> "--")? I just added support so that either notation is allowed.

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Michael <camel78 at iprimus.com.au>
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