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Re: Add -c option to merge

From: Daniel L. Rall <dlr_at_finemaltcoding.com>
Date: 2005-10-27 09:42:43 CEST

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > 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.

You're thinking about Subversion's specific implementation details, while
I'm referring to the user interface.

"diff -c" says "give me change 37", and "log -r" says, "give me the log
for change 37". Which is why the fact that "diff -r" does something
inconsistent -- by implicitly creating set of N changes -- so rubs me the
wrong way.

 - Dan

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