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Re: New diff syntax? (see issue #1142)

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-05-16 00:06:47 CEST

Long, long ago, I raised two proposals for the svn diff syntax. See:

There was the "smart" proposal and the "dumb" proposal; the "dumb"
proprosal was genuinely pretty dumb and should never have received any
consideration. But I believe there was consensus at that time on the
"smart" proposal, which was:
          Iterative case: svn diff [-r {N|N:M}] TARGET ...
          Comparative case: svn diff TARGET TARGET
        In the comparative case, TARGET can be URL@REV as well as just URL or
        WCPATH, of course. To resolve the ambiguous case where two targets
        are specified and no -r option is given:
          If both targets are wc paths, assume iterative case.
          Otherwise, assume comparative case.
However, nobody ever implemented it. Certainly, some people suggested
your idea at that time, but several people were unhappy with the idea of
eliminating the iterative case.

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