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RE: GUI Diff on Repository HEAD and "a" directory?

From: Tom Malia <tommalia_at_ttdsinc.com>
Date: 2007-03-19 23:30:35 CET

Well, to be honest, by this time I've forgotten exactly how this vain of the
discussion related to the specific problems I was trying to solve.

I'm not trying to work around a deficiency in VSS. I believe my original
issue was with not being able to perform a Diff against items IN the
repository... most of the resulting discussion was... I guess, somewhat
unrelated to the core issue... a tangent shall we say. Though I greatly
appreciate the indulgence since the resulting tangent has helped me come to
be better over all understanding of the differences between the two

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 4:10 PM
To: Tom Malia
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: GUI Diff on Repository HEAD and "a" directory?

Tom Malia wrote:
> The answer is that the statement: "Typical situation" is a context
> statement... In SVN, "everyone checking out their own copy" is "Typical"
> visual source safe, strictly speaking it's not possible for everyone to
> check out their own copy. VSS uses strictly "Locking" for version
> One person at a time can officially have the file checked out. If more
> one person actually wants to work on the same file at the same time and at
> least one person is going to check the file out, then everyone else has no
> choice to do a "Get latest copy" (SVN equivalent of Export) to get a copy
> the file they can work on out of the REPO.
> I don't want to get into a "which method is better" argument here... as
> said, I find good and bad in both approaches... but this is the situation
> I see it.

I'm just missing the point of working around a deficiency that no longer
exists... If you want everyone's work to be isolated in svn you just
copy to a branch and you still have the tools to diff against other
revisions. If you want the end result to be a set of diffs from your
branch against the trunk, I think that can be done instead of the direct

   Les Mikesell
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