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Re: [SVN-DEV] Re: Diff options

From: C. Scott Ananian <cananian_at_lesser-magoo.lcs.mit.edu>
Date: 2001-09-04 18:26:52 CEST

On 4 Sep 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> My feeling is: either have two switch-spaces, and be open about it, or
> have one, and be open about it. And I definitely vote for staying on
> the present course with one global space. I'm not sure that as GNU
> diff evolves, that Subversion *must* be able to take advantage of
> every new switch that it grows. Choose a reasonable subset of GNU
> diff switches, and reserve them in the Subversion global switch-space.
> We'll deal with the consequences.
> Thoughts?

Very bad, and this cuts the heart out of the 'user-selectable diff' idea.

Rather, let's use a 'diff options' option. Such as:

% svn diff -X "-ruHp" ...

I chose '-X' here as 'unknown' not as a particular suggested option flag.
Put the point being that by putting diff options into the *argument*
space, you can avoid polluting "option" space and still have the maximal
diff flexibility. Keep this option short! I don't want to keep typing
--with-diff-options-argument "-ruHp" ....

The "diff options argument" should be specifiable in a global .svnrc file
as well, of course.

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