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Re: diff wish

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_e-reka.si>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:44:45 +0200

On 15.06.2011 14:11, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
>> If you have a different definition of "mis-synchronizes", please explain.
> No, I don't mean a broken diff. The diff should at all times be
> *correct*. That was indeed never questioned.
>
> I mean something like the example Neels gave with his initial approach
> for avoid the mis-matching empty line problem. With the naive
> solution, he gave an example of where it's not nice:
[...]

But when would the current "minimal" diff be preferable to the nicest,
albeit not minimal, diff we can produce? After all, the fix and/or
patience diff result is not only nicer to look at, it also gives better
results for blame, which is the other big diff consumer. Likewise, it'll
give better locality for resolving merge conflicts. That's why I don't
understand why Subversion, specifically, would need a --minimal option.

GNU diff is a general-purpose diff tool. 'svn diff' is not.

-- Brane
Received on 2011-06-15 14:45:23 CEST

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