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Re: [PATCH] "svnlook diff" option to filter files

From: Pete Gonzalez <pgonzalez_at_bluel.com>
Date: 2005-11-18 05:07:11 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On the other hand, there are much, much simpler ways to accomplish
> this. Just attach an svn:mime-type property to all your .resx files
> which is something non-texty (i.e. not text/*). The diff engine will
> automatically skip over any file that the client thinks isn't text.

The actual subset is more complicated than just "*.resx", and since this
repository contains thousands of files, I think it would be impractical to
expect people to manually set these properties for individual files. It
makes more sense to have a global wildcard that can be updated from time to
time when new problems appear. Also, IIRC the "svn:mime-type" property
affects all diffs, but in most interactive contexts people would want to
see differences.

The idea of using properties makes sense, but maybe if a directory property
recursively applied to its contents. Can you think of any other simpler


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