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Re: Compare WC with a URL

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-12-02 18:30:08 CET

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 10:12 -0500, Michael Sinz wrote:
> Now, maybe this could be "figured out" if one of the arguments is
> within a WC and the other is within a repository.


My initial reaction (having been through endless debates about the diff
syntax in the past) was "no, no, that's too ambiguous." But apparently
we decided to "figure that out" for the case of "svn diff url1 url2".

One of the helpful factors here is that -r has no meaning if you want to
specify an old and new, whereas -r is necessary if you're passing a URL
in case 1 (otherwise you'd be comparing HEAD against HEAD and there'd be
no diff).

So I think it would be okay to expand "svn diff url1 url2" to encompass
"svn diff wcpath url" and "svn diff url wcpath". My only reservation is
that it's a little tough to explain that in "svn --help diff" without
implying that you can "svn diff wcpath1 wcpath2" and have them compared
against each other.

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