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Re: svn diff output

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2004-09-16 03:41:50 CEST

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>:
> 1) Develop a new format that supports our features:
> Thoughts?

I'm not a committer, so I'm not sure my opinion either counts or
*should* count in a discussion like this.

But for whatever it's worth, I support Ben's proposal. I even have
a name for it: "action diff".

I've been thinking about action diffs for a different reason. Let's
suppose we have two primitive operations: "generate action diff
between revisions M and N of repository X" and "apply action diff to

With these and a very little state information ("I'm a daughter
repostory of X, forked at commit T"), we could start doing
Bitkeeper-like repository sync operations. That's the possibility
that interests me -- of supporting hierarchies of repositories in
which action diffs are used to support shipping changes up towards the

		Eric S. Raymond
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