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Re: Patch command execution

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-07 21:23:24 CET

Daniel Berlin <dan@dberlin.org> writes:

> > > 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, ....

Sorry, I'm not understanding. We use 'patch' to apply a context diff
to a file. How has the problem gotten any smaller? Why is this not
thes same as implementing 'patch' from scratch? Doesn't our use of
'patch' require reimplementing 95% of Larry Wall's code?

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