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Re: TSVN - Log Dialog - Compare with Previous Revision

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 19:40:10 +0100

On 01.12.2009 08:33, Daniel Becroft wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Jean-Marc van Leerdam
> <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Daniel,
>>
>> First off, I am not a very experienced SVN user, so my analysis may be
>> off a bit. But I am sure my fellow readers will jump in to correct me
>> if I'm wrong...
>
> No problem, neither am I. That's why I'm asking the question.
>
>> 2009/12/1 Daniel Becroft<djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>:
>>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Jean-Marc van Leerdam
>>> <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I think it has to do with the logic that determines 'this path'. AFAIK
>>>> the logic operates like this:
>>>> For a single file request, the history of that particular file is seen
>>>> as the context in which the request is made, hence it's content at the
>>>> original location is taken to compare with.
>>>
>>> But even that is not what is happening. Given the following revision
>>> (r25) that adds the following file:
>>>
>>> + alpha/beta/source-modified/foo.c (copied from
>>> /alpha/beta/source-base/foo.c @ r10)
>>>
>>> If I view the log for the /alpha path, select r25, and "Compare with
>>> Previous Revision", then I get a list of all the changed files between
>>> o/alpha_at_10, and /alpha_at_25, which includes changes t /alpha/gamma,
>>> /alpha/readme.txt, etc. None of which have been modified in the
>>> selected revision.
>>>
>>
>> Yes, because a file that gets replaced with a copy of another file is
>> called a changed file, even if the contents are the same. For
>> subversion it is a replacement with something unrelated, hence a
>> change.
>
> Agreed.
>
>>> Interestingly, even if I view the log for the
>>> /alpha/beta/source-modified path, select r25, and "Compare with
>>> Previous Revision", I still get a list of all the changes between
>>> /alpha/beta/source-modified_at_10, and /alpha/beta/source-modified_at_r25.
>>>
>>> If it is tracing back the file to find the individual file's previous
>>> revision, then that's fine, but why then does it apply that revision
>>> to the parent path?
>>>
>>
>> I am not sure what you describe here, it could be that multiple copies
>> from source-base to source-modified (and back?) play into this.
>
> Possibly - but these are all one-way copies (source-base to
> source-modified), never back the other way.
>
>>>> For a request with multiple files, the common path ancestor of these
>>>> files is used, and files are matched against files from the same
>>>> ancestor tree as it was in the revision. Files are then compared if
>>>> they have the same name (even if their history is completely
>>>> unrelated).
>>>
>>> Still not sure I understand this.
>>>
>>
>> What I tried to explain is that if you ask for a 'compare with
>> previous revision' on multiple files, SVN will find the common path
>> ancestor and use that to compare two trees of files. Example: HEAD is
>> r30, you ask for a compare with previous revision on two files
>> /a/b/ccc/foo.bar and /a/b/ddd/bar.bar. SVN determines the common
>> ancestor path is /a/b and will then provide a list of changes between
>> /a/b_at_r29 and /a/b_at_r30.
>
> Even this isn't consistent with what it is doing. It is applying the
> @r29 and @r30 against whatever path I have initiated the Log Messages
> dialog for, not the common ancestor.
>
> E.g. If I "View Log" for /alpha, then I get /alpha_at_r29 and /alpha_at_r30.
> /alpha/beta> /alpha/beta_at_r29 and /alpha/beta_at_r30, etc.
>
> I'm not even sure of the equivalent 'svn' commands that correspond
> with the TSVN "Compare with Previous Revision" command. I'm expecting
> to get the equivalent of:
>
> svn diff --summarise -c 25 svn://.../alpha
>
> but instead it's giving me
>
> svn diff --summarise -r 10:25 svn://.../alpha

sorry for the late reply. Had to ship heavy snow for an hour yesterday
after work and then just didn't have the energy to work on TSVN anymore...

You're right, the diff should only use the copyfrom revision if the
relative url matches the one you show the log for.
This is a bug, but it only happens if there's only one move/rename done
in a revision with no other changes (i.e., only two lines shown in the
bottom pane of the log dialog).

Fixed in r17771.

Stefan

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