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Re: svn log hides log messages

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-05 21:27:09 CET

On Jan 5, 2005, at 2:21 PM, Shawn Harrison wrote:
> But svn log uses the repository, not the working copy, to get the log
> for the directory. So why not use the HEAD of the directory in the
> repository itself rather than the latest version of the working copy?
> In general, why use the working copy as the point of reference for an
> operation that accesses the repository? It would seem to be more
> informative to see what has happened in the _repository_ after I last
> did svn up, not just in the wc. I already know what's happened in the
> wc.

Well, you've just presented one side of the debate that's been going on
forever on this list. The other side of the debate is:

"If no target is given, then all svn subcommands default to operating
on '.' at its BASE revision." It's a consistency argument.

See the thread started by kfogel on this last week.

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