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RE: svn_client_patch()

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-04-06 19:35:22 CEST

> From: sussman@collab.net [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 4:13 PM

> "Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
>
> > >>>> Someday, if/when we have a patch format that does more than
> > >>>> conventional patch format, then we can consider a new tool.
> > >
> > > That was what I was asking for - a patch format which also includes
> > > the log message.
> >
> > And includes renames, copies, additions and deletions... and properties
> > (and possibly even merge history, but that could be in properties aswell).
>
> This all feels pretty arbitrary to me. Cmpilato wants to add property
> support to 'svn patch'. SteveKing wants to add log message support.
> But the *ultimate* goal is a patch format that does much more than
> that -- as Sander says: understands add, rm, copy, move.
>
> So where do you draw the line when defining this new patch format? Do
> you implement 'svn patch' with just one of these features? Two of
> them?
>
> I'm asking a sort of meta-question here: is this one of those
> situations where the new patch format is just going to sort of
> 'evolve' by feature creep,

I certainly hope not. I do not wish to end up with yet another 'libsvn_wc'...

> or are people actually going to sit down and design the format first?

Yes please. But we shouldn't let 1.0 depend on this _at all_.

Sander

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