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Re: short alias for --force-internal-diff?

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 14:47:23 +0100

On Fri, 2010-05-28, Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 28.05.2010 14:41, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 06:38:32AM -0000, stylesen_at_apache.org wrote:
> >> Author: stylesen
> >> Date: Fri May 28 06:38:31 2010
> >> New Revision: 949113
> >>
> >> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=949113&view=rev
> >> Log:
> >> Introduce '--force-internal-diff' option for 'svn log' command.
> >
> > Do we want to add a short alias for --force-internal-diff?
> > For instance, --fid if that isn't taken yet?
> >
> > Short option aliases make it much easier to use the svn client
> > interactively, especially if you happen to frequently use an
> > option that is very long. A small subset of our users might end
> > up wanting to use --force-internal-diff often.

The word "force" does not need to be part of the name, any more than we
need to write "--force-interactive" or "--force-non-recursive" or
"--force-revision=REV".

I would have thought "--diff-cmd=" would be a good UI for overriding a
config-file diff-cmd option.

And, whatever the option is called, we will be introducing the same for
"svn diff", won't we?

> I don't understand why this option is necessary for 'svn log'?
> Where does 'svn log' do a diff?

That's a recent new feature in trunk.

- Julian
Received on 2010-05-28 15:48:04 CEST

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