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Re: Patch ping, 5 years later: removing properties

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:16:23 -0400

The introduction of the --git option to 'svn diff' opens the door for
different "flavors" for 'svn diff' output. Would you be interested in a new
'svn diff --patch' flavor, which generates only diff output that's suitable
for consumption with GNU patch? Implied by --patch would be no property
diff output and the display of copied items as additions (like
--show-copies-as-adds does).

Of course, --no-property-diff works for me, too. :-)

On 11/03/2011 03:05 PM, Alexey Neyman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for a long delay :) 5 years ago, I sent a patch to the mailing list that
> would allow to specify what to include/exclude from the diff output:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=462&dsMessageId=742594
> There were two problems this patch tried to address:
> 1. There was no way to exclude properties from the diff output.
> 2. There was no way to obtain a list of modified/added/deleted files and
> whether the content and/or properties have been modified.
> I got a response from Ben Collins-Sussman that the patch I sent is superseded
> by --summarize option which was implemented in the trunk (which would
> eventually become 1.4):
> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-06/0202.shtml
> Actually, --summarize only addresses the issue #2, but not the issue #1. As to
> issue #1, ability to disable property diffs is still missing from Subversion.
> Common wisdom suggests running the diff through 'filterdiff --clean':
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2755848/how-do-you-get-subversion-diff-
> summary-to-ignore-mergeinfo-properties
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/402522/is-there-a-metadata-exclusion-
> filter-for-the-svn-diff-command
> But this is still unreliable: if property text includes a diff-like chunk, it
> will go through.
> What is the sentiment about implementing --no-property-diff option to 'svn
> diff'? I can implement it if there's agreement such option is needed.
> Regards,
> Alexey.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

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