> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Martin [mailto:philip.martin_at_wandisco.com]
> Sent: donderdag 3 december 2009 12:56
> To: Julian Foad
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Extend 'svn diff URL URL' to 'svn diff URL URL
> Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> writes:
> > Philip Martin wrote:
> >> It's possible to compare branches in the repository using
> >> $ svn diff ^/repo/branches/foo ^/repo/branches/bar
> >> but that only works if the current directory is a working copy
> >> libsvn_client/cmdline.c:svn_client_args_to_target_array converts
> >> relative URLs to full URLs using the hardcoded path "". Since I
> >> regularly have my current working directory outside a working copy
> >> this is inconvenient.
> >> I'd like to be able to do
> >> $ svn diff ^/repo/branches/foo ^/repo/branches/bar path/to/wc
> >> and it turns out to be quite simple from a code point of view. It
> >> of course, an extension to our rather complex diff UI. What do
> >> think?
> > What does your example command line mean? I assume you mean
> > is used just to identify the repository, and does not additionally
> > specify something like which path within the branches you want
> > (Compare the diff syntax 2, where paths within the primary pair of
> > targets can be specified at the end.)
> > -1 to exactly as formulated here. It looks far too much like a
> > (syntax-2) command for specifying sub-paths.
> > We could consider instead something like
> > $ svn diff ^/repo/branches/foo ^/repo/branches/bar --repos=[URL|WC]
> But that's much harder to type. Also the new syntax is consistent
> with most of the other commands that use '.' as a default, if one
> doesn't want to use '.' one specifies the path explicitly:
^/ is always processed from the current working directory and not from any
It is a svn feature, not an API feature. The passed local paths never change
the behavior of ^/, as ^/ is processed before the arguments are used by the
(Note that ^/ is also used in externals since 1.5, but that doesn't share
any of the implementation with the svn featrue)
In my eyes, adding another argument specifically for 'svn diff' is making it
inconsistent, not consistent.
Adding a --repos, --origin, --base argument for all svn commands would make
this feature available for all commands while we would have to update all
other commands to handle it as 'just an extra argument'
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Received on 2009-12-03 13:37:45 CET