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Re: Ignoring whitespace changes in 'svn blame'

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2006-01-31 18:15:13 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> This seems the right timing for a bit of designing.
>
> My two-step, completely unresearched thought for 'svn blame' is:
>
> (a) Make 'svn blame' use the generic 'diff' facility (i.e. internal or
> external diff, at the user's choice). Give it the options
> '--diff-cmd' and '-x/--extensions' (yuck, bad name). This will
> immediately give 'svn blame' the ability to ignore space changes and
> the like, by using an external 'diff'.
>
> Does anyone have an idea of what's involved in doing that?
Writing a parser for arbitrary diff formats, so that the result of the
diff can actually be converted into blame info? Really, this idea seems
seriously flawed.

> (b) Give the internal 'diff' some options such as to ignore whitespace
> changes. This can be a completely independent enhancement.
I think this is the only reasonable way to teach blame to ignore
whitespace changes.

-- Brane

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