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RE: Re: Diff with previous version -> "Unable to find repository location for ..." if file is not in previous rev.

From: snedunuri <ss.nedunuri_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:21:50 -0800 (PST)

Thank you! That was *very* helpful! Obviously I'm not the only one that finds
the naming of the two confusing. To Stefan and Daniel: what you say is
literally true. Nonetheless its confusing because "diff" alone doesn't say
what its diffing with (will it ask me for another file name?) and "diff with
previous version" intuitively suggests that you want to diff the working
copy with the previously checked in version (ie the latest). The seperator
between the two further adds to the perplexity. Perhaps if diff were renamed
"diff against latest" or something like that.

Just a suggestion. T SVN is great!
cheers

Suncat2000 wrote:
>
> The confusion exists because TSVN has two different "diff" entries
> awkwardly located around a displaced separator line in the TSVN context
> menu. It caught me, too.
>
> I found out the hard way that what I wanted was the "diff" entry, that
> compares the working copy of the file with the _most_recently_ committed
> revision (HEAD) in the repository, which is the intuitive "previous
> version".
>
> What the "diff with previous version" entry actually compares is the
> working copy of the file with the _previously_ committed revision (PREV)
> in the repository. That's why it's confusing.
>
> What adds to the confusion is that sometimes the "diff" entry doesn't
> appear in the context menu at all.
>
> To summarize:
> * "diff" compares the working copy with the HEAD revision in the
> repository;
> * "diff with previous version" compares the working copy with the PREV
> revision in the repository.
>
> Hope this helps someone else.
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