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Re: proposal for new "svn diff" behavior

From: Hontvari Jozsef <hontvari_at_solware.com>
Date: 2002-03-29 13:11:01 CET

That would be great. It is much more intuitive then the current behaviour.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net>
To: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 5:20 AM
Subject: rfc: proposal for new "svn diff" behavior

> Currently, "svn diff -rREV" means diff REV against the working copy.
> This is not terribly useful. Does anyone ever really want this, when
> REV is not HEAD :-)? (And if it is HEAD, then there's no need to pass
> a -r at all, of course.)
>
> Proposal:
>
> $ svn diff ===> continues to diff HEAD against wc
> $ svn diff -rREV ===> becomes equiv to "svn diff -r(REV-1):REV
>
> This optimizes the common case: seeing what changed in a given
> revision.
>
> (If someone really wants the old behavior, they can still do
>
> $ svn diff -rBASE:REV or
> $ svn diff -rREV:BASE
>
> "BASE" is a recognized keyword.)
>
> Thoughts?,
> -Karl
>
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