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Re: [PATCH] Issue #1093: make diff follow history

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-11 20:58:49 CEST

Josh Pieper <jjp@pobox.com> writes:
> The only incompatible change the new syntax has is removing support
> for the -r option in case 2 and 3. It would be no extra
> implementation work to accept those options with their pre1.1
> behavior. As far as I could tell, they were removed to prevent
> confusion, since only case 1 really is guaranteed to diff the same
> object at two different revisions. Perhaps we could mark them as
> deprecated?

I think that would be good. (In this case, "mark" as deprecated means
document them that way in the book, and add a note to issue #1783.)

> outside of my computer. The "update driver" problem is what is
> holding me up now, as reproduced in current HEAD in this thread:
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2004-05/0389.shtml
> The patch could be applied nearly as is with no loss in functionality,
> but you won't get much benefit since diffs over renames still won't be
> what you expect. If that approach sounds good, I will clean up the
> work so far and post it again for review. Otherwise we can wait until
> the update driver issue is figured out.

Can we anchor the update editor higher up, maybe, like at root?

(Thinking out loud, not able to do in-depth analysis atm...)

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