Previewing changes

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Thu Jul 31 01:50:25 BST 2008

Robert Collins <robertc at> writes:

> On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 09:35 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > 
> > Is this the point at which 'bzr merge --preview' is doing something
> > that is impossible to pass to the existing 'bzr diff' functionality?
> A revspec might work - 
> diff -r preview:BRANCHSPEC

I'd certainly be in favour of that capability (even if it's spelled
differently) on the 'diff' command.

The operation under discussion, while it *uses* both merge and diff
internally, is still a 'diff' from the perspective of the user. (Or at
least, from the perspective of *this* user :-)

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Ben Finney

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