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Re: [PATCH] issue #3071: allow built-in diff to be specified as diff-cmd

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.co.il>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:14:27 +0200

C. Michael Pilato wrote on Wed, 26 Mar 2008 at 13:29 -0400:
> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>> Daniel Danger Bentley wrote on Tue, 25 Mar 2008 at 03:09 -0400:
>>> Using "" to mean "built-in" may be confusing. I get that. Another option
>>> would be to be "builtin" to mean "built-in", but that 1) prevents running
>>> binaries named "builtin"
>>
>> --diff-cmd=/path/to/builtin
>>
>> Is there actually a 'builtin' binary anywhere that does diffs?
>
> There are some thin wrapper binaries (diff, diff3, and diff4) that you can
> build on Linux with 'make tools' in the Subversion source tree.
>
>

Nice trick! I didn't know that invocation.

But I actually meant to ask, 'Is there anywhere a binary that does
diffs and is named "builtin"'; not 'Does Subversion have built-in
binaries for diffing". Sorry if I wasn't clear.

Daniel

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