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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-12-07 23:25:33 CET

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Phillip Susi wrote:
> Good point. Sometimes I will change a block of C code by wrapping it in
> a conditional or loop. The real change is to add maybe one or two
> lines, and add another tab to indent 50 lines one more level. Subversion
> diffs out and stores all 52 lines rather than just the 2 new lines, and
> recognizing that the other 50 lines just got another tab prefixed ( a
> one byte change per line, which is exactly the same on all 50 lines ).
> A smarter diff engine would be nice for that.

*sigh*

It's quite irritating to see someone proposing a 'new feature', which is
 actually almost exactly what Subversion has been doing since before 1.0.

For goodness sake, before you try to re-design something, understand how
it currently works!!!

Max.
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