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Re: Difference from a previous version/revision?

From: Edwin <edwintai_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 08:09:19 -0700 (PDT)

I and my coworkers discussed about the function we use very often is
"diff with a previous revision"
I try to find the solution to put that in context menu to replace the
"diff with a previous version"
which never use.
btw,the translation of those to functions in Chinese are the same! we
can not tell the orginal mean before I read the document again and

On 8月24日, 下午7時26分, Dale McCoy <dales..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 03:33, Edwin <edwin..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think "Difference from a previous revision" is useful for every day
> > use not "Difference from a previous version".
> You're inserting the wrong article there. The second option is "Diff
> with previous version", or, more formally, "Diff with /the/ previous
> version".
> It may sound nitpicky, but articles carry significant meaning, and
> adding or dropping them (especially, changing between "a"/"an" and
> "the") can significantly change the meaning of a sentence.
> English lesson over; back on topic:
> I don't understand what you want changed.
> The current interface for performing a diff with a previous revision
> is to select "Show log" from the context menu, and then select the
> desired revision. How would the interface for your requested "Diff
> with a previous revision" be different? Do you propose not showing the
> log window by default, as for the "Update to revision" dialog? Do you
> want "Show log" renamed to "Diff with a previous revision"? Do you
> want another option in the menu that does exactly what an existing
> option does? Or do you want something else entirely?
> Dale McCoy
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