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Re: Anyone want a server load generator called svn-annotate.py?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-28 18:02:48 CEST

Brandon Ehle <azverkan@yahoo.com> writes:
> Well, I was hoping that Subversion might be able to do more optimal
> diffs or, in the future, know more about the diff operation than just
> the fulltexts. (I'm not sure how merges are going to work yet).

There are many futures, but only one present :-).

> I was afraid of that. I wasn't sure whether Subversion could generate
> the diffs server side or not. I wonder if it would be generally
> useful for Subversion to support a client side cache for operations
> like this, or when we are using the internal diff library, to generate
> the diffs server side?

Maybe; but such stuff is definitely post-1.0, and it would be nice to
have an annotate/blame solution before 1.0.

> Well the plan was to look into the state of the SWIG Python bindings.
> I was hoping to avoid any parsing of output from the Subversion API.
> Other than the client.diff() command, I was able to achieve this. Is
> there some way I can get at the internal diff library and access the
> diff before it gets converted to the printable format?

Might be possible -- I haven't tried it, but it seems reasonable.

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