[ann/rfc] bzr-diff-revid

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Fri Jan 16 19:25:42 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 01:13:52PM -0600 I heard the voice of
John Arbash Meinel, and lo! it spake thus:
> So revision-id is the right way to go, and I would certainly
> consider a patch that adds "bzr diff --show-ids" which can then
> print out exact revision ids. In fact you could have it add the
> line:
> [...]

I have a hard time thinking of a good reason why it shouldn't just do
so by default.

hg does by default:
> diff -r 9c22979b8623 -r 9ce996ced878 foo

git does:
> index 45b983b..5716ca5 100644
(though those aren't rev hashes; they're presumably _something_

Even CVS does:
> diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3

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