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RE: Re: Compare with revision

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-09-08 16:22:44 CEST

"Peter Bright" <Peter.Bright@orbian.com> wrote on 09/08/2005 10:14:44 AM:

> Yes, I later discovered that, and I suppose it will have to suffice for
> the time being. Are there any plans to implement such a feature in the
> future?

To implement it today we would probably have to checkout the entire other
revision and then let Eclipse compare them. If you use things like
svn:keywords you would likely get bogus differences just from that.
Ideally we want to just run svn diff so that Subversion can do an
intelligent compare, and we could then take the output of that and feed it
to Eclipse so that it could build you a pretty UI. We have an open issue
with Eclipse to enhance their API, but there is little reason to be

I think the next version of Subversion is going to have an enhanced svn
diff API that just gives the list of files that are different, as opposed
to the diff output. Armed with that information, we could at least
selectively only download the files that are different and feed those to
the compare engine. That will probably be our best option.

All of the above it also true for Compare with Branch/Tag.


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