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Re: Feature Request: Consistent diff

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: 2006-06-17 00:26:49 CEST

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> 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 ;-)

'svn diff' has no --transaction option so i guess at least --diff-cmd and
--extension would be useful.

Just my 2 cents.

Martin

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