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Re: svn diff, svn merge, and vendor branches (long)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-09 16:19:13 CET

[Warning: this mail is meta-discussion, not discussion.]

Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> writes:
> > Or does you request for "diff(1) in all cases" mean that you want the
> > directory diff command to ignore revision history as well? I don't
> > know how that would be implemented.
> Then you aren't listening. If svn would simply hand off the
> files to diff(1) *regardless* of whether they're files, or
> directories, or widgets, you'd get meaningful results where
> possible or equally useless results where not.

Eric, can you please be less abrasive?

Accusing people of "not listening" is never constructive, and usually
destructive. If Philip has misunderstood you, then try "I think you
might have misunderstood what I was saying." That gets the idea
across without accusing Philip of being a lazy reader.

I found your wording particularly surprising given that Philip is one
of people most careful about details around here, as everyone knows.
If he did get lost in a long and complicated thread (and I'm not
saying he did), then it's just because he's human, and the right
remedy is friendly help, not abuse.

I'm glad that Philip ignored the barb and responded only to the
technical content of your post, but the tone still affects all of us.

Thank you,

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Received on Mon Dec 9 16:58:40 2002

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