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Re: What does 'svn diff' do?

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2005-10-10 20:22:47 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com> writes:
>> How about just coming up with a proposed format, and then float it
>> among the other projects for comments? IMHO, nothing will happen
>> until someone writes it up - the rest is "easy", you just tweak
>> things until everything is covered, and if you can't reach agreement
>> then you'll at least have something that will work for Subversion.
> Um, right.
> You should look over the past discussions and see how "easy" this is :-).


FWIW, I *have* read the past discussions, and it sounds like the SVK
folks already have a working patch format, complete with metadata,
for Subversion. Granted, this is probably not a general solution,
and I personally would prefer a metadata encoding that is human-
readable/easier to generate, however it is a place to start.

> (I don't mean to discourage you, but I do think you're being overly
> optimistic about the effort required.)

No, however I am more optimistic about an effort that has even an
incomplete specification/proposal than one in which people say "this
is hard, we need to get with everyone else to define it".

It is laudable to have a patch format that is usable by all version
control systems, however from a practical standpoint it is more
important to have a way to express patches beyond universal diffs
with Subversion (I personally don't care about anything else.)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com
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