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Re: Log Messages window: Inconsistent diff/compare

From: Jared Silva <jayrod_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-16 01:16:46 CEST

Tobias Schäfer wrote:
> > Jared Silva wrote:
> > > 1. Open the Log Messages window for a file.
> > > 2. Select two revisions.
> > > 3. Right click on one of the selected revisions (upper pane) and click
> > > "Compare revisions". The two selected revisions are compared.
> > > 4. Right click on the file (lower pane) and click "Show differences".
> > > The two selected revisions (and one previous revision) are compared.
> > > This is inconsistent.
> > > 5. Double click on the file (lower pane). The two selected revisions
> > > are compared.
>
> (4) and (5) should certainly have the same result - no question about that.
> I've changed (5) to have the same result as (4).
> Fixed in revision 9182 and merged into 1.4.x in revision 9183
>
> If you "compare revisions" in (3) it is correct that you get a different
> result compared to "show differences" in (4) or (5). The reason is
> that "compare revisions" shows the diff *between* two points in time
> and "show differences" actually shows the differences which have been made
> *in* those selected revisions. That is why in the latter case the previous
> revision is taken when creating the diff.

Thanks for the fix and the clarification.

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