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Re: Strange diff behavior on branch

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Strange diff behavior on branch
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 07:47:09 -0700

Lemke, Michael  IZ/HZA-IC1 <address@hidden> writes:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark D. Baushke 
> > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 3:49 PM
> > To: Lemke, Michael IZ/HZA-IC1
> > Cc: 'address@hidden'
> > Subject: Re: Strange diff behavior on branch 
> > 
> > 
> > Okay. It appears that the 'feature' of being able to mix tags 
> > and dates
> > needs to be resolved and introduced into the trunk version of 
> > cvs as it
> > is not yet present in the version of cvs.
> > 
> Good.  Or not.  The way it currently is means I can't do
> diffs on a branch based on dates.  It is actually not 
> dependent on the file being entered on the branch initially.
> I can send an example if you wish.

Yes, I understand.
> And I would expect diff to use the sticky branch tag by
> default.  The other cvs commands need an explicit -r HEAD
> to refer to the trunk.

I think that the -D "timestamp" is documented as doing timestamps on the
trunk rather than a branch at present. The "right thing" to do is probably
to either extend the -r syntax to take -r branch:timestamp or add a new
flag like -j branch:timestamp as the FreeBSD folks did.

        -- Mark

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