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Re: -r{DATE} with cvs-like relative dates?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-16 20:27:38 CEST

On Sep 16, 2005, at 10:59 AM, Paul Koning wrote:

>>>>>> "Warren" == Warren Young <warren@etr-usa.com> writes:
>>>>>>
>
> Warren> Is there a reason Subversion doesn't yet support fuzzy dates
> Warren> like "yesterday", or "3 weeks ago"? This is the only thing
> Warren> about CVS that I miss in Subversion. It makes backing up to
> Warren> a previous state in an ad hoc way much easier.
>
> Warren> Reasons you might want this:
>
> Warren> - you want to see what happened since yesterday: svn diff
> Warren> -r{yesterday}
>
> ....
>
> I agree those would be nice to have.
>
> In the meantime, it's pretty easy to do that in a script; "awk" has
> everything you need.

We used to have that feature (we stole the date-parsing bison file
from CVS!), but then removed it just before releasing 1.0. We
decided it would be a nightmare to support. I think there might be
an enhancement issue already filed to add such a feature back in, but
in a very "controlled" way.

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