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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-01-16 22:31:27 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>This has resulted in people arguing about whether or not 'diff' should
>flip direction as well:
> * sander and brane think diff should have *two* default behaviors
> based on syntax. 'diff -rX:Y URL' should be 'notices ancestry'
> and 'diff URL1 URL2' should be 'ignores ancestry'.
Whups! This is _not_ what I meant. Diff should notice ancestry by
default regardless of how it is invoked. What I did say is that

    diff -rX:Y URL

should (by default) not necessarly mean the same thing as

    diff URL@X URL@Y

which can happen if there was a rename in URL between revsions X and Y.
And definitely

    diff URL1@X URL2@Y

should, be default, notice if the two parameters happen to be related,
regardless of the different name.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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