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Re: svn_client_patch()

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-06 07:06:58 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> kfogel@collab.net writes:
> > IMHO we would do better to recommend that people install a patch
> > program than take on the responsibility of maintaining such code
> > ourselves.
> >
> > Someday, if/when we have a patch format that does more than
> > conventional patch format, then we can consider a new tool.
> I agree. We've talked about this idea in the past.

I don't remember the outcome of past discussions, but I disagree.
I've long wanted 'svn patch', for two main reasons:

   1. Property diff application.

   2. Conflict markers!! Regular 'patch' will just crap out on
       conflicting hunks -- this behavior is poo. 'svn patch' could
       behave just like 'svn merge', except from a stream source
       instead of a repository. :-) Now tell me that isn't Goodness!

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