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Re: svn diff usage case

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-01 18:04:12 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> 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?

Yah, that sounds right. It's not such a big difference from the way
CVS works, it's just that where CVS differientiates on revision number
(i.e., branch number), SVN does it on path.

(No surprises so far...?)

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