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Re: [Enhancement request] Ability to merge patches with developer filter

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-11-18 14:57:29 CET

On Nov 18, 2005, at 08:53, Ross Golder wrote:

>> A thought: if the data you need can be gotten from the svn:author
>> revprop and from log messages, a script could be written to do what
>> you describe, rather than building it into Subversion.
> I might be misunderstanding the way svn properties work, but I thought
> such properties were associated with the file, not with the
> commits/patches. I would assume that the 'svn:author' property
> refers to
> the author of the file. But I guess if each commit/patch had
> properties,
> it would work, assuming that the committer made use of the property.

There are both properties, which apply to files and directories and
are versioned, and there are revision properties ("revprops"), which
apply to revisions and are therefore unversioned. svn:author and
svn:log are revision properties, since revisions are the things that
people create and write commit messages for. It doesn't make sense to
refer to the author of a file, since a file most likely has had many
authors over its lifetime, each of whom have written different lines.
(You can see this by running svn blame on a file.)

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