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Re: svn diff output

From: Russ Allbery <rra_at_stanford.edu>
Date: 2004-09-16 03:46:41 CEST

Eric S Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:

> 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
> repository".

> 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 root.

This sounds a lot like the thread of conversation that Tom Lord tried to
start, way back when, when it was really too early to think about this. I
think arch has since come up with a diff format that meets these
requirements; maybe that would be a good place to start looking?

Russ Allbery (rra_at_stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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