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

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-09-05 14:52:00 CEST

> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 03:49:08PM -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> > On 4 Sep 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >
> > > 1. svn diff foo.c
> > > 2. svn diff -r 5 -r 7 foo.c
> > > 3. svn diff -r 5 foo.c
> >
> > So, are you saying that if the user has a (client-side) custom diff
> > program installed, that case 1 will behave (possibly radically)
> > differently from 2 and 3?
>
> Fitz needs to close his trap :-)
 
> The whole "custom diff" thing is a lot of hand-waving and unnecessary
> complication again. Just like that renamable .svn subdir "feature". For
> starters, how are we supposed to deal with that custom diff's output? It
> would probably need to produce the svndiff format; if it does, then it
> probably means we wrote it; if so, then why is it "custom" rather than just
> part of SVN?

Who's to say that the pluggable diff program is going to hand any
output back to svn at all? I'm thinking more along the lines of a GUI
tool that allows you to compare differences. SVN doesn't necessarily
ever find out what the output was.
 
> Pluggable diffs and all the nastiness that comes with that is definitely a
> post 1.0 item. IMO, just say no. :-)

+1

-Fitz, shutting his trap now. :P

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