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Re: Option to display diff directly in commit window

From: David Fraser <davidf_at_sjsoft.com>
Date: 2007-05-10 00:26:16 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> David Fraser wrote:
>> Hi there
>>
>> This is a feature request for the already-great TortoiseSVN :-)
>> I would like to be able to see a diff of the files I am committing
>> directly within the commit window. This is a way to reduce workflow:
> How about a doubleclick on the file to diff?
Aah, so I was being silly, and it even mentions this explicitly! Thanks...
>> basically my normal procedure of committing means I have to rightclick
>> and diff each file individually in the commit window.
>> I do this to make sure of the changes I have made, and to be able to
>> comment on them effectively. It would great to see this info directly in
>> the commit window while typing the message.
> A whole diff? You know that a diff can be really big? And you want
> that in the commit window text box?
It can scroll, right? Yes I know diffs can be big.
>> An alternative or extra feature request would be to be able to see at
>> least a unified diff on a whole folder rather than just an individual
>> file.
> Most people are not really comfortable with unified diffs. And
> depending on the changes you made, those can get really, really big.
I guess I'm coming from a Unix background and trying to use Windows
tools, so I have a different perspective to most.
Most developers I know are much happier with unified diffs (opened in
vim with syntax highlighting) and I like scrolling through them.
But I accept that this might not fit in with the general TortoiseSVN
requirements.
I can't see what would be harmful about allowing an option for a unified
diff on a whole folder though...

Thanks for your quick response
David

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Received on Thu May 10 01:28:45 2007

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