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Re: [PATCH]: Change sort order for 'svn diff'

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-11-20 14:13:50 CET

Kean Johnston wrote:
>> My point is that there /might/ be a better place to do this than in
>> the diff driver, such that more commands would benefit from the
>> change. I'm not saying that you should do everything at once, but if
>> we can get a bit more benefit for the same effort, I'd say that's a
>> good thing.
>
> Yup I agree 100%. I suspect Julian found that place a while back.

Due to the fact that many of our interfaces return things in a hash, there is
no getting away from having to do the sorting in lots of places (unless we
change the interfaces or design a hash iterator that iterates in sorted order).

> Unfortunately he's posted a LOT but I am trying to find mail from
> him about it :)

If you're looking for my old mail, the threads were:

2003-10-13 "Sorted order for output of "status" etc."
2004-05-31 "PATCH: Perform multi-file operations in sorted order"

And these are related:

2004-05-30 "RFC: Hash dumps in sorted order" (Greg Hudson)
2005-02-22 "Sorted output from Subversion commands" (Branko Cibej)

(Sorry for not providing links to the archives. I looked them up in my mailbox.)

- Julian

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