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Re: Ignoring whitespace changes in 'svn blame'

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 18:25:08 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote:
>
>> My two-step, completely unresearched thought for 'svn blame' is:
>>
>> (a) Make 'svn blame' use the generic 'diff' facility (i.e. internal or
>> external diff, at the user's choice). Give it the options
>> '--diff-cmd' and '-x/--extensions' (yuck, bad name). This will
>> immediately give 'svn blame' the ability to ignore space changes and
>> the like, by using an external 'diff'.
>>
>> Does anyone have an idea of what's involved in doing that?
>
> Writing a parser for arbitrary diff formats, so that the result of the
> diff can actually be converted into blame info? Really, this idea seems
> seriously flawed.

Good point. Drat. :-)

- Julian

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