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Re: diff --summarize --ignore-properties

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:26:23 +0000

Hi Chris.

On 23 March 2015 at 09:43, Chris wrote:
> searching for previous information on a problem I'm checking up on, I found the below discusion on this list:
>
> http://subversion.1072662.n5.nabble.com/svn-diff-summarize-with-ignore-properties-or-properties-only-td192046.html
> I apologize if this is the wrong list for posting this query, but figured I'd continue on the same list as the above discussion.

That's fine, and thanks for asking.

> Does the response on that thread indicate that this is not a bug and therefore will not be fixed/changed?

No, in that thread Bert was just describing the current technical
situation behind the current behaviour. It is a bug and I would like
it to be fixed.

I filed issue #4567, "svn diff --summarize with --ignore-properties or
--properties-only":
  http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4567

It merely requires somebody to invest the necessary time and effort to
design and implement it.

> If [...] that's the intended behavior, then why doesn't it throw an error message at the user when using these two flags together instead of silently ignoring "--ignore-properties"?
> Please consider either adding this "filtering", or an error message in future releases.

Will do. Your enquiry has sparked some discussion on #svn-dev IRC
channel where Stefan Sperling has already proposed a patch to
implement it: http://colabti.org/irclogger/irclogger_log/svn-dev?date=2015-03-23#l35

It looks very likely that we will.

Thanks for the prodding!

- Julian
Received on 2015-03-23 12:36:41 CET

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