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Re: svn blame and code reformatting

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-01-30 14:27:35 CET

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2006-01-29 08:37:12 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>Folks, remember that reformatting old code will affect 'svn blame'
>>information, and may make it harder to apply some currently
>>outstanding patches. I'm not saying these issues should be decisive,
>>just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of them before voting.
> Concerning 'svn blame', is this a good reason? I've noticed that
> there is the same problem when the indentation must be changed
> (e.g. because a 'if' is added...). IMHO, 'svn blame' should have
> an option to be space-insensitive (possibly depending of where
> the space occurs -- and this could depend on the svn:mime-type
> value).

+1 on the concept that this is a problem for "blame" to overcome. Whether it's
as easy as just adding an "ignore spaces" option is another matter, but it
might be that easy.

- Julian

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