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Re: [PATCH]: Change sort order for 'svn diff'

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2005-11-20 22:41:59 CET

On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 12:59:18PM -0800, Kean Johnston wrote:
> >I am curious about the ordering you picked: was there any
> >(performance? usability?) reason for it? I guess if I had to come up
> >with an ordering for diff myself, I'd just have picked 'sort by name',
> >not 'files first, directories second, sorted by name'.
> >
> [...]
>
> Lets take a real-world example. Suppose I am working on gcc,
> and I have made changes that span most of its sub-trees. If
> we were to sort the entire list alphabetically, I would have
> my diff to calls.c followed by patches to files in config/i386
> followed by the diff to toplev.c. But patches in subdirectories
> tend to be logically grouped.

Ah, yes. That does make perfect sense, thanks!

Regards,
Malcolm

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