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Re: Odd "diff" behavior

From: Augie Fackler <durin42_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:01:30 -0500

On Mar 24, 2008, at 11:17 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> This is history repeating itself: we had long debates about this
> problem years ago.
>
> The fact is, sometimes you want to see the *entire* copied file, and
> sometimes you want to see just the way in which you *changed* the
> copied file. They're both legitimate use-cases, and we went back and
> forth on what should be the default behavior.
>
> My recollection, though, is that we had decided to add a switch to
> 'svn diff' so that you could trigger either behavior. Seems like we
> never did that, though?

That does seem to be the case. For now, I'll just find a way to change
the code review tool to handle the added-with-history case and produce
that part of the diff without svn's help. Long-term, I might try and
add an option to the diff command.

Peace,
Augie

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