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Re: [Monotone-devel] Future of monotone

From: Peter Todd
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Future of monotone
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:01:59 -0500
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On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 03:45:14PM +0100, Markus Schiltknecht wrote:
> ODF is an XML format, right? So a special XML merger would be great to 
> have. However, I fear simply using a finer grained, probably even 
> character based merger could even cripple your XML file - or C source 
> code. So what's right is very dependent on the content, IMO. The line 
> based approach simply fits source code quite well, I think.

FWIW I'm working on a new schematic capture/pcb layout program. I know I\m
going to run into that problem and have decided to use XML fileformats and plan
to extend existing XML merge programs to make one dedicated to the task.

In short, write you're own merger. :)


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