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Re: Odd "diff" behavior

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:21:57 -0400

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> Augie and I were wondering why we don't compare files marked as
> added-with-history against an empty file instead of the copy source?
> Cause in essence, this would more accurately reflect the changes
> that are about to be committed.
>
> Was there a conscious decision behind this or did it simply evolve
> from the facts you stated?

There was a conscious decision for merged adds to be added with history.
There was a conscious decision for add-with-history files to only display
diffs against the previous history location. Those two things together form
the behavior we have today.

However, I'm not sure whether there was ever a conscious decision that
involved both of these situations at once, if you know what I mean.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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