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Re: Double diffing URLS with -r?

From: Tim Moloney <moloney_at_mrsl.com>
Date: 2003-01-17 19:20:59 CET

Philip Martin wrote:

> Yes, I've argued in the past that the diff interface is broken :)
> I think 'svn diff TARGET1 TARGET2' should always compare the two
> targets against each other, 'svn diff TARGET' would remain as it is,
> and 'svn diff TARGET1 TARGET2 TARGET3' would be an error. Other
> people like the iterative behaviour with multiple targets, I think for
> CVS compatibility.

I know it's a little bit late in the game to be changing the UI
and that I don't have any weight around here but...

I would prefer to see separate diff and diff3 commands.


   svn diff <file> # diff file against base
   svn diff <file1> <file2> # diff file1 against file2
   svn diff3 <file1> <file2> <file3> # do the "mine older yours" thing

This seems more intuitive to me.

I will say that I tend to use the simple forms of the svn commands
so I don't know if this would make it harder/impossible to do the
more esoteric things.

Tim Moloney
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