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Re: Feature Request: Consistent diff

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-06-16 21:19:56 CEST

On 6/16/06, David Wheeler <david@kineticode.com> wrote:
> Subversives,
>
> On IRC, offby1 told me that this list is the best place to make
> feature requests. If that isn't right, please let me know and I'll
> move this request elsewhere.
>
> But it's simple, really: I'd like the command-line diff interfaces to
> be consistent. That is, `svnlook diff` and `svn diff` should support
> exactly the same options that affect the diff command. I'm thinking of:
>
> --extensions (-x) "ARGS"
> --non-recursive (-N)
> --diff-cmd CMD
> --notice-ancestry
> --no-diff-deleted
> --no-diff-added
>
> I think that all of these are supported by `svn diff` (except --no-
> diff-added—is that a documentation oversight?). It'd be great if
> svnlook diff accepted exactly the same options.
>
> Thoughts?

Why bother? If you can run svnlook diff you can also run svn diff
with a file:// url to get the same effect. If you want the options
that only exist in svn, use svn to get them. I mean I'm not arguing
that consistency is bad, just that I don't see it as a real priority
in this case since it's perfectly possible to get the same behavior
right now with no extra work ;-)

-garrett

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