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Re: Resolution of 'svn diff' change?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-05-20 03:12:54 CEST

> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 09:38:26AM -0500, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> > Colin Watson <cjwatson@flatline.org.uk> writes:
> > > Also, a wrapper will be much slower than letting 'svn diff' do all the
> > > files at once if your connection to the server has high setup time.
> > > Consider svn+ssh to a distant machine. I do this frequently with CVS,
> > > and a wrapper calling 'svn diff' multiple times would be *painful*.
> >
> > Actually, it sucks with CVS because CVS's diffs require network
> > access. Subversion's don't. So your net connection won't play into
> > the cost of this change at all.

As soon as you say "diff these files against rev 5" then we also must hit
the network.

For example, let's say you want to find all API changes:

$ svn diff -r SOMEREV subversion/include/*.h

Doing that one at a time would be much more painful on the network.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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