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Re: [PATCH] svn diff --summarize

From: Martin Hauner <martin.hauner_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-02-05 15:26:42 CET

Julian Foad wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> On 1/31/06, Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
>>>> $ svn diff --summarize
>>>> svn: Summarizing diff can only compare repository to repository
>>> That might be considered an annoying limitation (of the API).
>> Ha! What's the difference between 'svn diff --summarize' (with no
>> explicit arguments) and 'svn status'? :-)
> [..]

> * "svn status" shows when an Added item is added with history. I'm not
> sure that needs to be part of "diff --summarize" output, but it would be
> nice. This sort of thing will become more important when we support
> true renames.

Generally the summarize api provides the info but from looking at the
code the copyfrom info is only filled by the editor in the add_directory
function and not in the add_file function. Looks like a missing copy
and paste bug. ;)

> * "svn status" shows each individual item deleted when a directory is
> deleted; "svn diff --summarize" just shows a single entry for the
> directory being deleted. That's a problem with the behaviour of "svn
> diff". (At least I believe there's a problem, if only that one might
> sometimes want to see all the deleted items.)

Interesting, does that mean that the delete_entry function in the editor
is not called for subitems of a deleted directory?

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