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Re: History of a fixed path across all objects

From: Klaus Ganser <kganser_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:39:14 -0800

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2010d_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:

> Are you sure? I think what the others are trying to tell you is that the repository does not store this information, so there is not a way that any client could return this information to you without doing an exhaustive search.

I know that it has enough information to do this because I have enough
information to do the same thing with what the svn client currently
gives me - in a very inefficient way - by simply polling a specific
path at all revisions between 1 and HEAD. I would hope that
internally svn would be implemented in such a way to efficiently
traverse any gaps in the path's existence, but even barring that, that
fact that a single command like `svn log -v --path ...` would
eliminate the network/IO overhead in accomplishing this task makes it
worthwhile. I believe that this is a use case that should be
satisfied by svn natively, and not something that would require me to
build an extension to it with its own history.
Received on 2010-11-10 21:39:53 CET

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