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Re: AW: How to find out the rev number where a file was deleted?

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:14:38 +0200

Johan Corveleyn wrote on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:14:01 +0100:
> Having it in the core is vastly more useful for people like me (and my
> colleagues): works on Windows, regardless of whether or not one has
> perl/python installed, no need to distribute an additional script,
> guaranteed to be available everywhere an svn client is installed, ...

You are talking about "having the functionality supported by the svn*
binaries". I was talking about "having the functionality supported by
the svn_fs_* API".

I agree these questions are related, but they aren't precisely the same

> It's actually quite similar to the way "blame" is implemented
> currently: we don't really have the design (line-based information) to
> do this quickly, but we calculate it from the other information that
> we have available (in a way that could also be done by a script on the
> client: diffing every interesting revision against the next,
> remembering the lines that were added/removed in every step).

If svn_client_blameN() re-uses its RA session, then it has an advantage
over a shell script that calls 'svn diff' repeatedly. I agree it still
doesn't have an advantage over a C bindings script that calls
svn_client_diffN() repeatedly.
Received on 2010-11-29 12:16:34 CET

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