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Re: Suggestion: Have `C-x v =' run `diff-backup'

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Suggestion: Have `C-x v =' run `diff-backup'
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:32:21 -0600
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>>>>> "Deniz" == Deniz Dogan <address@hidden> writes:

Deniz> 2011/4/14 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>:
>> When looking at files, I often wonder what the diff is between the
>> current version and the previous one, so my fingers go `C-x v ='
>> automatically, only to be presented with "No fileset is available here".
>> Wouldn't it be nice if that command, if there was no fileset there, and
>> there were backup files, would then run `diff-backup' instead of just
>> erroring out?

Deniz> I guess this would be confusing to many people if they're not aware of
Deniz> this behaviour. If this is implemented, maybe it would be best to tell
Deniz> the user that there is no fileset and ask if s?he wants to diff with
Deniz> the backup?

How about, if there are no differences, put a "diff against previous
revision" button into the *vc-diff* buffer?


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