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Re: Reinventing the wheel? (Patch format for exchanging tree modifications)

From: Charles Acknin <charlesacknin_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-02 20:25:22 CEST

Wow, I feel like this discussion about patch format happens everywhere
every now and then.

On 4/1/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> BTW, I believe that SVK's patch format is basically 'svn diff' plus a
> big binary hunk thrown at the end, which is just perl's serialization
> of an editor drive. (Is that right?)

Yes close to that. The header of the patch also includes log
information, source and target in a fashion way and some other
features that I can't remind.
The "big binary hunk thrown at the end" is a base64-encoded and
compressed serialiazed (perl) structure. We could build something
similar except we'd use Subversion's binary delta and we'd have to
define the way we serialize it. Just like the SoC task I have in mind
: )



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