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Re: augmented diff, draft now mature

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-07-12 09:34:03 CEST

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Dan Christian]
>
>> The old version is sitting there in version control. Does it make
>> any sense to have the patch hold the URL/revision information of the
>> file being deleted? The you could conceive of reversing the patch
>> deterministically and efficiently.
>>
>
> The point is that a svnpatch could be applied to something other than
> the original path (or even the original repository -
>

Or no repository at all. IMHO the whole point of patches is to exchange
changesets without having access to any repository. Otherwise you can
just do svnsync and merge.

On the other hand, I wonder how useful such a patch-reversal feature is
in real life.[1] I don't think I've ever used the reverse-patch feature
... but then, I've always avoided the tarball+patch juggling in favour
of using a real version control system.

[1] Except in patch-based distributed version-control systems

-- Brane

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