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

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-16 02:05:08 CEST

"Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:

> > That said, I see the benefit of having an iterative case. Maybe the
> > thing to do here is to spawn a new subcommand:
> >
> > svn diff [TARGET [TARGET ...]] - hits the most common use-case,
> > iterative, showing local mods only.
> >
> > svn compare TARGET1[@REV1] TARGET[@REV2] - takes care of the
> > comparative case.
> Ewww. Just forget about the iterative case. Being used to running
> diff (yes, diff, not svn diff), I expect, that when provided
> two targets, those will be compared. I mean, when have you last
> tried "diff X Y Z P ..." ?

You don't have to convince me! :-)

> In conclusion, -0 on the "smart" proposal, +1 on the previous
> kfogel/cmpilato proposal. All IMHO.

Let's be honest here. How humble, exactly, are any of our opinions? ;-)

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