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Re: svn cat -r BASE hits the network?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-04 01:24:50 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:
> On Sunday 03 April 2005 16:51, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> 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?
> You know, every time I go to hit this particular issue, I get wrapped
> around the axle because export and cat aren't all that different. In
> particular, I hate that all the logic for translating keywords and line
> endings will basically have to be repeated. I actually have a patch with
> just the logic copied over from the export code... but it's just wrong
> not to share the code.
> Would you object to having an 'svn_client__cat_internal()' that would copy
> the contents to a stream? Then we can use the same function to export
> the individual files.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with having internal client utility
functions. That's probably not the best name for it, but otherwise, no
problem at all.
But this thread should probably transfer to the dev@ list now.


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Received on Mon Apr 4 01:27:30 2005

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