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Re: possible improvement to svn log with "forward" revision range

From: Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 16:43:27 -0400

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Avalon <third-chance_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> I wanted to take a closer look into implementing this feature and have built
> the current SVN trunk.
> I have looked through the code and now i have a rough understanding how the
> log information is collected.
>> There are now two different issues brought up in these thread:
>> 1.  For 'svn log -rX:Y PATH_at_PEG, where Y>  PEG, don't croak when PATH_at_Y
>> doesn't exist.  Instead, automatically substitute for Y the last revision
>> in
>> which PATH_at_THAT-REV *did* exist, and continue the operation.  I believe
>> this
>> is something that we can reasonably achieve without too much trouble and,
>> more importantly, in a client-side change (which helps with client/server
>> compatibility).
> As far as i know the history is always collected from youngest to oldest
> revision (not the other way around).
> Your suggestion to modify Y to the latest revision where PATH_at_PEG still
> exists looks like the easiest approach.
> But i could not yet figure out how to perform this operation.
> Could you give me an advice how this could be realized or point me to some
> other code area where a similar "forward" traversal/search is performed?
> May be with some hints i can carry on with this by myself.
> Dirk

Hi Dirk,

This might help: http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2011-04/0215.shtml

Received on 2011-05-19 22:43:54 CEST

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