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Re: svn diff --svnpatch & svn patch

From: Jay Levitt <lists-svndev_at_shopwatch.org>
Date: 2007-09-08 23:49:28 CEST

On 9/8/2007 4:11 PM, David Glasser wrote:

> Thus there are three types of patches: those which just need an
> external patch tool to apply (text mods only), those which just need
> 'svn patch' to apply (no text mods), and those which need both.
> Perhaps 'svn patch' should include a header saying which one this is?

Even with a header, that's going to be horribly confusing to users.
Heck, it's confusing to me, and I haven't used since college.

Can't svn patch call patch externally with the unidiff portion if patch
is present? That makes things better for people who DO have GNU patch,
without making things worse for anyone who doesn't.

Jay Levitt

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