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Re: CVS update: subversion/subversion/include svn_delta.h

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-03-01 17:05:34 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> The stream produces a series of windows which converts some "source"
> bytestring into a "target" bytestring, right? The "target" we want
> the consumer to construct is STRING. So what's the "source" in this
> case? If the windows are full of nothing but `new' ops, then the
> source is nothing. We're telling the consumer how to construct STRING
> from nothingness.
> Isn't this a consistent analogy?

It makes sense to me, with one correction: the text delta you're
constructing will turn *any* source string into the given target
string. The source string needn't be empty.
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