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Re: svn commit: r996581 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: libsvn_diff/parse-diff.c tests/cmdline/patch_tests.py

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:53:16 +0200

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 01:42:09AM +0200, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Which of the two methods described in step 1 do you have in mind?

Non-POSIX, for context diffs.

Rephrased to apply to svn patch:

  svn patch will examine the ``old'' and ``new'' file names,
  and choose the file name with the fewest path components, the shortest
  basename, and the shortest total file name length (in that order).

> Whatever we do, the algorithm should be predictable, i.e., a user should
> be able to know (from reading a patch) what path it would be applied to.

The above is predictable.

Stefan
Received on 2010-09-17 11:54:09 CEST

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