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Re: python bindings, in abscence of diff ...

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2003-11-24 13:22:01 CET

I use client_cat and diff using my own diff tools.

The cat bug will not effect you as you always want
revisions from the repository. (The cat bug affects
getting the text of -r BASE).


At 19-11-2003 15:17, Hernán Martínez Foffani wrote:

>fs.FileDiff calls an external diff where comparing revisions.
>It does so by mean of popen2.popen2(...) I would suggest to
>change that to os.popen3(...) and analizing that if there is
>"something" in stderr, throw an exception with that content.
>The rationale of this is based on the fact that in abscence
>of a diff program (or when diff is not in PATH) the output
>of FileDiff is an empty string.
>Besides there are several diff program out there many of
>them differs in their parameters options.
>Those problems are difficult to solve because its sympthom
>is just a "revisions are equal" output.
>BTW, I found this by debugging ViewCVS. I thought that given
>that ViewCVS doesn't care of working/local copies it wouldn't
>use an external diff program. I was wrong. Is there any
>python API to get diff of commited revisions from the
>server _directly_?
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