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Re: [TSVN] Show log 'show differences as unified diff' option

From: Stefan Küng <stefan.kueng_at_wagner-group.ch>
Date: 2004-09-02 14:23:51 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> When I compare with working copy, I get TortoiseMerge showing me a list of
> files and visual differences, which is very user-friendly.
>
> When I compare 2 committed revisions, I have to use the unified diff option,
> and I just get Notepad pop up to show me the raw diff file. Is there any
> reason why this cannot also use TortoiseMerge to process the diff file and
> show the changed files visually in the same way? It works very well for
> patch files.

Sure, it is possible. But do you really want to do this? Think about it:
a patchfile needs to be applied to something. So TSVN would have to
check out at least one of those two revisions, then do the diff and
apply that diff to the temporary working copy. For smaller working
copies, this might be an option. But for bigger ones, this could hog the
network and the server.

Stefan

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