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Re: Exploring history: a sample script and a question

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-12-19 02:03:52 CET

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> writes:
> I like the "time machine" abilities of VCS like Subversion and I often
> ask myself questions like "When did we deleted this interesting
> function named foobar or fubar? I would like to retrieve it."
>
> Since I find no way to directly answer this question with Subversion
> (or CVS), I developed the attached script.
>
> It seems there is no other solution than to retrive all the versions
> of the file and grep in them. Is there any server-side solution that I
> missed?

Ben Collins-Sussman posted something involving LuPy (the Python port
of the Lucene text indexer and search engine) and the Subversion
Python bindings. I think this is it:

   http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/sussman/software/subversion/ReposIndexer/

It's not polished yet, but I think it's close to what you had in mind.

-Karl

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