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Re: rfc: proposal for new "svn diff" behavior

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-03-29 06:19:24 CET

On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 23:20, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Currently, "svn diff -rREV" means diff REV against the working copy.
> This is not terribly useful. Does anyone ever really want this, when
> REV is not HEAD :-)? (And if it is HEAD, then there's no need to pass
> a -r at all, of course.)

Yes, very frequently, in CVS. Sometimes you're making a change which
mostly or entirely backs out a previous change, and you want to verify
that your working copy has the right diffs with several revisions ago.
Sometimes you want to see what your changes are relative to the vendor
(although in Subversion, you'd probably be specifying a path to diff
against, since we don't have branched revisions). There are other cases
as well.

I don't think we want to be gratuitously incompatible with CVS here.

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