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Re: Changing Index: line in diff to contain svn file URL

From: David Sitsky <sits_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2003-08-28 00:50:42 CEST

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:43, Jack Repenning wrote:
> At 9:08 PM +0100 8/27/03, Julian Foad wrote:
> >David Sitsky wrote:
> >>Last week there was a thread I started in regards to possibly
> >>changing the "Index:" line in an svn diff to contain the full svn
> >>filename URL rather than just the base filename.
> >>
> >>http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svnusers/archive-2003-08/0437.shtml
> >>
> >>Is this going to be actioned at some stage, or has it been decided
> >>to drop it?
> >
> >...
> >It would make more sense to add an extra line corresponding to CVS's
> >"RCS file:" line. I can see that this would be useful, though I
> >don't need it myself.
> I like Julian's approach (does it still work for you, David?).

This would be great.

> I think the state of the discussion is: someone (me, actually)
> clarified that you are only requesting info which is indeed available
> at client side, and was waiting for someone who knows the guts of the
> diff engine to say "oh, you're right, that info *is* available."
> If someone appropriate said that, I think we'd file an enhancement.
> But I think it looks like a "post-1.0" thing: your users are
> inconvenienced, but have a work-around that gets them nearly there
> (do the diffs consistently from the top of their trees, so the path
> roots are familiar). Is that a fair impact assessment?

That is pretty fair. I was actually a bit worried from a subversion point
of view in changing the diff format post 1.0 release, but if that isn't a
concern, then no worries.

Do I need to post this issue anywhere so it won't be lost in the noise, or
has this already been done somewhere?

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