Thank you very much Hyrum Wright,
I apologize for posting on the wrong place then (what would be the best
place to discuss this on the svn community?)
Would you suggest any pointers to look more into this? (Code files or Some
reference material that could cover this in natural language?)
2012/6/11 Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com>
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Carlos Andrade <carlosviansi_at_gmail.com>
> > Hi,
> > I was interested on learning more about the mechanisms used on svn to
> > if a certain code has been modified or not and how the merge function
> > Is there any non-code documentation available for this? I would also be
> > interested on knowing if svn employs any abstract syntax tree comparisons
> > during this comparison between versions and merging (or maybe anywhere
> > for any of its usage.
> I'm not sure what you are asking for, but I'll try. Subversion just
> treats files as streams of bits, and compares them (often using hashes
> and mtimes) to see what has changed. Subversion does special case
> known text files, based upon mimetype and some simple heuristics, and
> when merging them uses line granularity to do so. We don't use any
> language-specific comparison or merging.
> > (I hope I hit the right mailing list since this is not usage related).
> It's not development-related, either. :)
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Received on 2012-06-11 17:47:21 CEST