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Re: augmented diff design patch format

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2007-06-24 22:35:53 CEST

"Garrett Rooney" <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> Umm, I hate to say it, but that's hideous. Shoving a huge amount of
> crap that people don't need to see in the default output of svn diff
> is absurd. Stick this sort of stuff in optional sections that are
> skipped by default or something, or at least find a way to make it
> look somewhat human readable. Just because we have a format doesn't
> mean it's suitable for all uses, and the svn protocol is absolutely
> not suitable for output in between unified diff sections in the
> default output of svn diff.

Well, we could stick most of it at the end, with only the
textdelta bits around the diffs. Or we could invent a new format
entirely (and still put the editor drive at the end); that's not
difficult. But i don't think only generating this information
with an option is the right way to go; people will forget the
option all the time. It's good to avoid choices where possible ;->.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org
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Received on Sun Jun 24 22:35:35 2007

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