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Re: Issue #2044 - Fully customizable external diff invocations

From: Gabriela Gibson <gabriela.gibson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:57:24 +0000

On 21/03/13 15:05, Julian Foad wrote:
> - Does Subversion provide good labels? I have been using
> 'diff3-cmd' configured to run kdiff3, and the labels Subversion passes
> to it are like '.mine', '.r1459015' and '.r1459080' -- they don't
> include the file name at all, which makes it very hard to see what
> file I'm being asked to merge. (Maybe the diff3-cmd option was
> never designed to run a GUI diff tool? But I do it.) And for
> 'merge-tool-cmd' it doesn't appear to pass any labels at the moment.
> What a lot of inconsistency to sort out. But if the labels passed
> to the diff-cmd are always good, you don't worry about this yet.

Thank you for the well-thought-out response. It cleared up some
misconceptions, and yes, I did think of merge there. :)

I have to think about your letter in detail a little more before I can
say anymore.


ps.: I think that the issue with kdiff3 is with the label
handling. The section below suggests to me that kdiff3 is dropping
some info from the label it has been passed:

g_at_musashi:~/tmp/test-wc$ $SVN diff
Index: testfile
Dumping @ARGV...
Arg 0 is >-u<
Arg 1 is >-L<
Arg 2 is >testfile (revision 1)<
Arg 3 is >-L<
Arg 4 is >testfile (working copy)<
Arg 5 is
Arg 6 is >/home/g/tmp/test-wc/testfile<
Received on 2013-03-21 20:57:45 CET

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