bzr with bzr+ssh noisy and output muddled.

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Tue Jun 16 12:19:02 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:28:05AM +0200 I heard the voice of
David Ingamells, and lo! it spake thus:
> I do see that the progress is printed to STDERR, but STDERR is not
> intended for such output. It is an abuse of basic UNIX principles to
> use STDERR for non-error output.

Actually, using stderr for spinners and such things that aren't
recordable as regular output is quite common.  Just looking at DVCSen,
for instance, mtn does the same thing.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
Systems/Network Administrator |
           On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.

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