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Re: svn diff interface

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-09 06:13:02 CEST

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:
> > I don't see any point in svn supporting the comparitive case on two
> > wcpaths anyway; if a user wanted that, they'd strike the "svn " and run
> > plain "diff wcpath1 wcpath2", right?
>
> No, because you get spurious differences on the admin directories. If
> you have GNU diff you can add '--exclude=.svn', I don't know about
> other diff's.

Good enough.

My only point is, if a user knows the paths to the diff targets, and
has them locally, then the user doesn't really need help from svn.
(The reason we provide working-file vs text-base diffs is because
that's a very common case, and the user shouldn't have to know where
text bases live anyway.)

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