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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 19:25:04 CEST

Adding attributes to XML is basically always safe...

--dave

On 10/15/07, Jeremy Whitlock <jcscoobyrs@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dave,
> Do you know of anything in place that would keep me from
> submitting such a patch?
>
> Take care,
>
> Jeremy
>
> On 10/15/07, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> > 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.)
> >
> > --dave
> >
> > --
> > David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
> >
>

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