[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add VerboseUpgradeInfo Option

Justin Lampley jrlampley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 23:44:17 EDT 2008

Xavier wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:38:30PM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
>> Wowzers! This is kind of cool on one hand, but pretty darn overkill
>> for at least my typical use pattern. This would be awesome for
>> something like a curses frontend though, I would say that. Anyone want
>> to start developing? :)
>> If I was to critique it, I would agree that the column order should go
>> old version, new version, size. But to be honest, I'm not too big on
>> this patch so I probably wouldn't take it, unless there are a lot of
>> people that have been looking for something like this. The addition of
>> 140 lines of code doesn't exactly make me smile with joy, as I already
>> think display_targets() is a rather gross function.
> That's exactly what I was thinking. The output looks cool, but adding 140
> lines to that part I already find messy isn't cool.
> If it was up to me, I would maybe just do one column based output, because I
> find the oldver and size informations useful.
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Fair enough, my only goal is to get old version listed somewhere in the
output if possible, since I would find that quite useful.  So, I would
be up for coding any ideas that would be acceptable to accomplish that.
  I am in agreement with what I think Xavier was saying, have just one
output for upgrade which would be the columned output.  This would
eliminate the code clutter caused by adding in this option, but if I
remember correctly, Dan you were against that before since you liked the
current output.

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