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Re: Merge Tracking Auditing - SoC

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-04-17 02:48:24 CEST

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Mark Phippard wrote:

> On 4/16/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> >> * What about svn ls --verbose, which also shows revisions and usernames?
> >
> >This use case should be supported, too. Will you add it to the spec?
> I think svn ls is the same as svn info and should not be supported.
> Given that a commit for a file could be the result of a merge that
> combined several revisions and authors, there is just no way to show
> that for a command like info or ls that needs to essentially show a
> single value.
> With svn blame, we are dealing with lines of code and each line will
> only come from one revision/author. With svn log, the proposal calls
> for expanding the output to show all of the log entries. I do not see
> any similar way to deal with this for info or ls.

Hmm, good point. We'd have to use some type of "multiple author"
indicator (e.g. ellipsis), which offers less value than showing the
author who committed the merge.

The spec should be explicit about this anti-case for both 'ls' and

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