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Re: [merge-tracking] 'svn blame' auditing

From: Giovanni Bajo <rasky_at_develer.com>
Date: 2007-02-22 01:49:03 CET

On 21/02/2007 21.30, Stefan Haller wrote:

> - svn blame branchB/somefile
> We probably want to see the original authors (with their original
> revision numbers). However, it doesn't stop there: a typical use case
> in our shop is to run blame on a file, and then do a diff to find out
> why a line changed, so if blame shows me that a line was changed by
> Alice in r12, I would typically run "svn diff -r11:12 somefile" to see
> the diff. This wouldn't work here, which I consider a serious
> problem. To solve this, the blame output would have to contain not
> only the author and revision number of the original commit, but also
> the path where the original commit happened.

I think that this kind of automation can be demanded to an external GUI tool.
Inspecting the blame history of a file with a GUI tool (like TortoiseSVN
partly does and could be even better) is vastly superior to using a console
for the quickness of interaction, and can handle this kind of heuristic
automatically for the user.

Moreover, if we had a way (before SVN 5.0...) to specify the repository root
with a quick shortcut like svk does ("//" or whatever syntax can make people
agree), it would be sufficient to "svn diff -c12 //" in your case to get what
you want.

Giovanni Bajo
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Received on Thu Feb 22 01:50:20 2007

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