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Re: regexp matching in svn?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:12:46 +0100

On 28.01.2012 10:44, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Johan Corveleyn wrote on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:10:05 +0100:
>> Yes, it's an option. But it's a hassle. I'm investigating other options.
> Installing GNU diff requires deploying a precompiled .exe file and two
> .dll files into %PATH%.
>
> Implementing -F support in Subversion requires patching configure,
> patching the windows build, revving the relevant libsvn_diff APIs,
> waiting for the next minor release, and deploying it.
>
> Seems to me that the former is the path of least resistance.

Especially for the 500.000 users of Subversion on Windows, compared to a
few hours for one developer. Not to mention the wonders of DLL hell and
the oh-so-standard Windows installer.

Nice reasoning. :) Pity we didn't think of it when we wasted time
implementing "svn diff" internally.

-- Brane
Received on 2012-01-28 11:13:29 CET

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