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Re: [SVN-DEV] Re: [Issue 422] Changed - "svn diff" needs to be fleshed out.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-09-05 13:44:20 CEST

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 02:52:33PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > (The 'efficient' way to do this is to generate *svn* diffs between
> > revisions, apply them to the working copy to create a pair of
> > temporary files, and *then* run the user's 'diff' program on the
> > pair. This way you get the efficiency of the server-side approach
> > (since the server "knows" the diffs) with the consistency of the
> > client-side model.)
> Yeah, that could work. I wonder how Greg/Karl feel about this.

Posted elsewhere. Personally, the whole "custom diff" thing is bogus. "Neat
feature", say the engineers. "So what?", say the users.

> Still, our RA vtable has no way (at the moment) to request either the
> plaintext (or svndiff data) for a particular file. The latter is done
> all the time during drives of "editors", but there's no way to ask for
> that info standalone. Should be easy to do.

Two or three PROPFIND requests and a GET. Piece of cake. Already have most
of the support functions for it.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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