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Re: [PATCH] 'svn blame --xml' - v5

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2005-05-09 23:14:53 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> "Peter N. Lundblad" <peter@famlundblad.se> writes:
>
>>Well, I didn't implement it... But, you can avoid having to traverse all
>>the history of a file with this.
>
>
> What I'm getting at is, if this is solely a performance enhancement,
> and we're speeding up blame anyway thanks to dberlin's changes, then
> perhaps we should deprecate revision ranges in blame.

For me it is not a "performance" issue but a usability feature. Say,
for example, the last tested/good/etc version of the code was r123.

Now something is not going well, you will do a diff against r123. But,
more interesting, you really want a diff with blame - what changed and
by whom since r123 until today's r211.

Blame is not really diff but it will show changed lines and who did them
and when. A very valuable feature. If it always goes back to the "first"
checkin, there is a lot more noise in the file.

(Ok, so I really want diff-blame but that is a different story.)

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