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Re: svn cat -r BASE hits the network?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-03 22:51:25 CEST

Stephen Davis wrote:
> For my CodeWarrior plugin
> (http://www.soundgeek.org/software/SubversionPlugin.html), I use
> svn_client_cat() to feed the entire file contents into the CodeWarrior
> visual diff engine. Unfortunately, for diffs against BASE,
> svn_client_cat() always hits the repository which obvious makes local
> diffs much slower than they need to be (and makes offline editing a
> problem).
> I imagine this will be a fairly common-place way to do diffs in GUI
> plugins so this seems like a bug/optimization target. I wound my way
> through the client diff and revert code but it was definitely
> non-trivial to find the text-base file for my purpose. Am I
> overlooking some obvious (and straight-forward) client lib
> functionality for finding the text-base file so I can feed its contents
> into the visual diff engine?

Known bug, just no one seems to be particularly motivated to fix it.
Perhaps you feel like writing a patch?


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