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Re: Why temp files when diffing working copy?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-29 22:15:22 CEST

On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 14:57, Ed MacDonald wrote:
> I too like to edit in my diff editor. Without know the internals, it seems
> to make sense that if the product of the diff is intended for the developer,
> then any translation should be to the developers environment. Is there an
> advantage to de-translating the working copy as opposed to translating the
> repo file for the compare?

Hm, I think we did it this way for a couple of reasons:

* if we translated the repos (or text-base) file, then 'diff' would
always show changed keywords, which is a bit annoying.

* 'diff' doesn't always involve a working copy; it would be
inconsistent for 'svn diff URL1 URL2' to show something different than
'svn checkout URL1 wc; svn diff --old=wc --new=URL2'.

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