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Re: Um, why do we strip the SVNDIFF header for local writing

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-14 17:57:38 CET

Daniel Berlin <dan@dberlin.org> writes:
> It seems to make more sense to put it in the rep. The rep is what
> tells us it's svndiff format, not the data.
> Thus it makes sense for the rep to tell us *which version* of svndiff
> format it is.
> The version is certainly not a property of the data.

Yah, I think so too.

It may be possible to do this in a backwards compatible way. The data
portion of a delta representation looks like:

   (("delta" ...) (OFFSET WINDOW) ...)
       Each OFFSET indicates the point in the fulltext that this
       element reconstructs, and WINDOW says how to reconstruct it:

       DIFF ::= ("svndiff" STRING-KEY)

If we put the svndiff version number in the DIFF element (say, as a
list skel before STRING-KEY) then its absence can mean Version 0. It
might be cleaner just to always require it, though, and make this part
of the general repository cleanup.

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