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Re: Ordering of output from diff [was: Small nit with svn diff]

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-11-15 20:23:19 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> That is: within one directory (say "gcc"), it will diff each contained
> item (file or sub-dir) in turn, in an unknown order. At some point it
> will get to the sub-dir "gcc/config", and when it does it will diff
> everything inside "gcc/config" (in an unknown order) before continuing
> with the other direct children of "gcc". So, the files that are direct
> children of "gcc" are separated by subdirectories.

Well, not "unknown order" but rather "native filesystem order" I
believe. And as soon as the code hits a directory, it will recurse that
directory before popping back up again, so it can look pretty random.


John Peacock
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