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Re: svn diff interface

From: sam th <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2002-05-09 21:07:03 CEST

On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 14:00, Philip Martin wrote:

> Yes, but I would prefer to drop the iterative case :-) I don't use it,
> I think it makes the interface harder to understand, it makes the code
> harder to write and test, and it makes the interface less consistent
> with other svn functions.

The iterative case is really quite useful. For example, say I've
changed lots of files in my WC, but I only want to get the diffs for
foo.c and bar.h. There are lots of times I want to do this. Then, with
        % cvs diff foo.c bar.h > patch
does just what I want.
        % svn diff foo.c > patch && svn diff bar.h >> patch
is lots less user-friendly.

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