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Re: Patch command execution

From: Daniel Berlin <dan_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2002-02-07 21:15:56 CET

On 7 Feb 2002, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Daniel Berlin <dan@dberlin.org> writes:
> > > We welcome anyone able to find a librarized implementation of
> > > diff/patch which is compatible with our BSD license. We also welcome
> > > anyone willing to write all that functionality from scratch. ;-)
> >
> > Well, wait, we're just talking about patch here.
> > Thi is because we want patch to do something it doesn't, and can't, but
> > could with simple changes.
> IMHO, 'patch' is an amazingly difficult piece of code, written by
> Larry Wall. Applying context diffs is not trivial -- involves all
> kinds of fuzzy logic.
I realize this.

> > Given the requirement that it only support the default diff format svn
> > generates,
> ...whoa there. SVN sends its own binary diff format over the *wire*
> only. During an update, this binary diff is used to recreate a new
> pristine fulltext in .svn/tmp/. Then we use diff/patch to perform a
> *context* merge into the user's existing local mods.
Yes, and i meant that given it only support the patch command executed to
do the context merge, ....

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