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Re: RFC: change 'svn merge' default behavior.

From: Luke Blanshard <luke_at_blanshard.us>
Date: 2004-01-15 21:36:11 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 13:12, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Mike Pilato points out that if diff and merge have different default
>> behaviors, it makes it impossible to run diff as a "dry run" for a
>> merge.
>
>No, it merely means you have to supply an option to diff to use it as a
>"dry run" for a merge, which is not the common case of performing a
>diff.

Isn't the usual convention for "dry run" functionality to have it be a
modifier on the actual command? That is, shouldn't this be "svn merge
--dry-run" rather than having svn diff work the same as svn merge?

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