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RE: cvs -n update vs cvs diff

From: Noel Yap
Subject: RE: cvs -n update vs cvs diff
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 08:55:26 -0700 (PDT)

--- Kris Thielemans <address@hidden>
> > By default, diff compares against the version you
> checked out.  If you
> > want to compare against the top of the tree, you
> have to specify -r
> > HEAD.
> >
> Hi,
> this has given me some problems before. I think it
> would be helpful for a
> lot of users to make this *very* explicit in the
> usage message output by
> 'cvs diff --help' (and of course in the manual).

Most of the time, developers care about the changes
they've made, not what changes others have made.

IMO, it makes complete sense that most CVS commands
act against the working revision rather than HEAD.  In
fact, I think all commands make complete sense except
for annotate, which is a bug.  I vote for no change in
the diff output -- I'd prefer to keep it clean.  OTOH,
I wouldn't be opposed to making the manual more


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