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svn diff usage case

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2001-10-31 21:11:39 CET

It came to me a little late in the game that we may not be considering
the right usage cases for "svn diff". We've been mirroring the usage
cases for "cvs diff", but CVS revision numbers are a lot more
interesting than SVN revision numbers because CVS has branches and
tags.

For example, suppose I keep a locally modified version of some project
like emacs, using the SVN equivalent of "cvs import". I'm not sure
exactly how that will work, but presumably I would have separate
directory copies for the stock FSF emacs and for the locally modified
emacs. (Most likely I'd also have separate copies for each version of
FSF emacs and some others as well, but these details are unimportant.)
If I want to compute the diffs between the stock emacs and my locally
modified version, I'll want to run an svn diff between two different
targets (possibly at different revs), not just between two different
revs of the same target.

Comments?

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