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Re: svn diff output

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2004-09-16 14:35:26 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 02:59, John Peacock wrote:
>
>
>>He has also recently introduced a patch management feature which will allow
>>patch submission and management, either as conventional unified diffs, or as a
>>semi-custom format which has exactly the same effect on the Subversion level.
>>He intends to build a simple patch manager app which someone could use to
>>automate applying supplied patches to the repository.
>>
>
>
> Wow.
>
> In defining an extended patch format, it seems like there are a lot of
> different goals to choose from here. And they all seem to be mutually
> exclusive. What's most important to us?
>
> * arch compatibility?
>
> * svk compatibility?
>
> * 'patch' compatibility? (i.e. defining a format whereby
> tree-structure changes are just ignored by Larry Wall's 'patch'?)
>
> * trying to use what we have? (tweaking our dumpfile format)

   * talk with svk, arch, xyz developers to specify a patch format standard?
     To be a successor of the 'patch' format?

(Yes, I'm idealistic ;-)

>
> I think we can choose only one of these goals. :-)
>
>
>
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