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Re: dos about revisions (was Re: manual nit)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-26 16:21:32 CET

"Perry E. Metzger" <perry@wasabisystems.com> writes:

> As long as they're being mentioned, I must confess to being a bit
> confused about svn revisions. I've been playing a bit and can't quite
> figure out how to do some things I'm used to in CVS. For instance,
> when I do an "svn log IDEAS" in the checked-out SVN repo, I expected
> to see all the changes made to IDEAS, but instead I saw all changes
> ever made to the repository (!?).

We turned off the behavior you expect, because the repository's
undeltification is a bit.... slow.... right now. We're working on
it. But normally, 'svn log foo.c' will work the way you expect.

> Similarly, in the CVS world, when a user is a bit screwed up I can ask
> them "okay, read me the revision ID number in foo.c -- is it 1.29?" --
> so far, I haven't been able to establish if there is any such thing in
> subversion at all.
> The documentation should probably be a bit clearer on both of these
> points -- the FAQ for CVS users might want to go over both of them for
> example.

Um, have you read the document "SVN for CVS Users". It's the very
first topic covered! :-)

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