Patch 1613 refactored show repo command

Title refactored show repo command
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Created on 2017-10-10.10:35:29 by bf, last changed 2017-10-11.08:44:37 by bf.

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msg19718 (view) Author: bf Date: 2017-10-10.10:35:28
1 patch for repository bf@hub.darcs.net:darcs-current:

patch 2999050c2cb0539cc3035e8f40729bb74e81df5a
Author: Ben Franksen <ben.franksen@online.de>
Date:   Fri Sep 29 08:13:36 CEST 2017
  * refactored show repo command
msg19728 (view) Author: gh Date: 2017-10-10.17:09:57
We save a few lines with this one and the output remains the same. 
msg19732 (view) Author: bf Date: 2017-10-11.08:44:36
My motivation for such changes is not so much to save lines of code
(though this is usually a beneficial side-effect), but to improve code
readability by exposing the patterns and factoring them into (re-usable)
functions. That we can do this sort of refactoring easily is the
milestone of functional programming, IMO.

In this case I added a small, generally usable function that captures
the pattern of what goes on (showing a list of items on one line,
separated with comma and space) and gave it a name that reflects what it
does. Using this function made two narrow, specialized procedures so
trivial that it made sense to inline them at their call site.
Date User Action Args
2017-10-10 10:35:29bfcreate
2017-10-10 17:09:57ghsetstatus: needs-screening -> accepted
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2017-10-11 08:44:37bfsetmessages: + msg19732