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Re: Add -c option to merge

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-10-27 07:38:23 CEST

On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 14:53 -0700, Daniel Rall wrote:
> Personally, I find the existing behavior of 'svn diff -r 37' completely
> broken and unintuitive. Case in point: Does that command use the range
> 0:37, or 37:HEAD, or...?

"Diff what I currently have against rev 37." It comes from CVS. It's
quite intuitive to some people. No, we can't change it to "show what
changed in rev 37", at least not before 2.0.

> Though I'm usually the one to rear the head of the backwards compatibility
> monster, in this particular case my personal preference is strongly on the
> side of completely changing the semantics of this command to the more
> intuitive behavior being suggested for the -c flag. This behavior is so
> intuitive that it's what 'svn log -r 37' already does (!)

"svn log -r 37" is not equivalent to "svn log -r 36:37", which is what
the proposed meaning of "-c 37" is.

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