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Re: [SVN-DEV] Re: svn diff: properties?

From: C. Scott Ananian <cananian_at_lesser-magoo.lcs.mit.edu>
Date: 2001-09-07 00:27:46 CEST

On 6 Sep 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> "C. Scott Ananian" <cananian@lesser-magoo.lcs.mit.edu> writes:
> > I think that, to maximally enable collaboration, it would be great if we
> > provided a sort of patch++ format that could handle these sorts of
> Look at my previous mail about editors. We already have an XML
> "patch++" format. It essentially describes everything that an
> We expected that someday (it's been a year!) people might use this
> format to post patches to mailing lists. :-)

If you want people to post it to mailing lists, the patch format has to be
human browsable. This:
is not human-intelligible, even if it is "plain text".

But the properties diffs are reasonable; if the XML diff were extended to
support a <diff-delta> element (as a human-readable 'diff -u' format
alternative to <text-delta>) you might end up with a patch format which is
*both* gnu-patch *and* svn-friendly: patch will ignore lines it doesn't
understand, while svn would be able to use those extra lines to encode
property information.

I propose 'svn xdiff' to generate this output.

UKUSA Washington COBRA JANE assassination payment Morwenstow World Trade Center
terrorist jihad AES Castro Mk 48 LA Peking Cocaine agent FSF Kojarena
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#!/usr/bin/perl -w
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# MPEG 2 PS VOB file on stdin -> descrambled output on stdout
# arguments: title key bytes in least to most-significant order

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