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Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff)

Author markphip
Full name Mark Phippard
Date 2009-08-28 18:04:38 PDT
Message On Aug 28, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-
bean.com> wrote:

> Comment from the peanut gallery:
>
> Git has apparently done a fantastic job of 'extending' the standard
> diff/patch format with backward-compatible metadata that modern
> version control systems need. Mercurial has essentially standardized
> around this format as well. (Everyone in the hg world runs 'hg diff
> --git' semi-automatically now, and the --git option may soon become
> the default.) I hear rumors that bzr is now supporting it too
> (kfogel?).
>
> A long, long time ago we had a mailing list in which different SCM
> people came together to discuss a "universal format for representing
> changesets". The list ended up being a failure, but N years later it
> seems like at least the distributed version control world *has*
> finally standardized on a common format. If we want subversion to
> remain relevant/useful/interoperable for the future, we should
> probably strongly consider rewriting this whole feature to use the new
> defacto standard.
>
> This is not to trivialize all the work that went in already; but in
> hindsight, it may not be the best overall product strategy. And if
> we're busy questioning whether the existing code is even maintainable,
> all the more reason to consider a fresh start on this problem.
>

+1

I was going to suggest the same thing for the same reasons. I tried
to find documentation and details on this format but couldn't. Which
is why I did not comment.

ISTR glasser suggested this recently too.

Good thing is that all the unidiff work done recently would be very
relevant for this too.

Mark

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reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-26 08:25:08 PDT
     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-26 08:41:36 PDT
     RE: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) rhuijben Bert Huijben 2009-08-26 08:41:45 PDT
         Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-28 07:41:18 PDT
             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-08-28 08:07:35 PDT
                 Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-28 08:28:38 PDT
                     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-08-28 08:36:50 PDT
                         Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-28 10:30:30 PDT
                             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-08-28 12:37:11 PDT
                                 Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) sussman Ben Collins-Sussman 2009-08-28 17:46:31 PDT
                                     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) markphip Mark Phippard 2009-08-28 18:04:38 PDT
                                         Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) Augie Fackler <lists at durin42 dot com> Augie Fackler <lists at durin42 dot com> 2009-08-29 07:54:28 PDT
                                             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-30 13:09:41 PDT
                                                 Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-09-02 08:08:32 PDT
                                             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) julianfoad Julian Foad 2009-09-02 04:29:33 PDT
                                     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) dannas Daniel Näslund 2009-08-28 22:01:13 PDT
                                         Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-30 13:18:37 PDT
             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) julianfoad Julian Foad 2009-09-01 03:25:22 PDT
                 Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-09-01 04:26:33 PDT
     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) arfrever Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis 2009-08-28 15:59:09 PDT
         Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-30 13:11:23 PDT
             Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) arfrever Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis 2009-08-30 13:18:06 PDT
                 Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-08-30 13:41:47 PDT
                     Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff) markphip Mark Phippard 2009-08-30 14:28:38 PDT
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