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Re: [RFC] Distinguish Between Paths/File For Summarized Diff Output

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-10-15 19:21:38 CEST

On 10/15/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/15/07, Jeremy Whitlock <jcscoobyrs@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mark,
> > If other subcommands are affected by this, I would propose that we
> > fix them all then. Not knowing whether an outputted path is a file or
> > directory can be a pain to find the answer to usually requiring a
> > server round trip. From a scripting perspective, this is problematic.
> > I agree with consistency so I understand that if agreed upon, my
> > patch would have to potentially touch many subcommands but in the end,
> > I think having a visible way to distinguish file path from directory
> > path would be a great update to Subversion's output.
> I don't really disagree, but I do not think we can change the format
> of our output until 2.0. I believe it is part of the compatibility
> rules for the API. I could be wrong, but I think I have heard that
> before.

At the very least we could add a kind="dir"/"file" attribute to the
log --xml output. I'd apply a patch for that. (Also, diff
--summarize --xml would be pretty straightforward to implement.)


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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