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Re: Property diff producing wrong results...

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-03-19 18:02:11 CET

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Malcolm Rowe wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 10:05:45AM -0400, David Glasser wrote:
> > Yeah, 'svn diff' doesn't actually do diffs for properties: it just
> > writes both full versions out with a single - and +. In my opinion it
> > would be great if it actually did real diffs for multi-line
> > properties. (For example, svn:ignore, or svk's svk:merge and
> > svk:mirror properties.)
> >
> I believe the current merge-tracking code provides property-specific
> diffs for the svn:merge-info property, for one example.

On the merge-tracking branch, we decided to provide human-readable
pseudo-diffs, as opposed to true diffs, because the true diffs quickly
become completley unreadable. See svnmerge.py's merge info on the
1.4.x branch for an example.

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