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From Nathan Hartman <>
Subject Re: future of our "experimental" features
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:41:13 GMT
On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM Julian Foad <> wrote:

> I did already make the experimental features hidden by default in "svn
> help"; and revealed with "-v" option.
> We don't necessarily need more than that.
> If we do want to go further in hiding them, I suggest the next step is:
> * create a ~/subversion/config setting to opt-in to enabling
> experimental features;
> * disable the experimental commands/options (shelving, viewspec,
> wc-copy-mods) unless that flag is enabled.
> However, I can't think of any specific reason why that's really
> important.  Can anyone?

Not me. I think we should show "production" features in 'svn help', not
mention experimental ones, and those who know about the experimental
features also (most likely) know about their rough edges. Which is what
we're already doing.


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