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Re: [Monotone-devel] Getting a diff for the first commit in a branch?

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Getting a diff for the first commit in a branch?
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 00:04:42 -0800
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On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:11:22AM +0200, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker wrote:
> Hi,
> What would be the best way to get a diff between, eh, nothing and the
> first commit?
> The reason I ask is that I'm almost done with my notifier script (soon
> to appear in the contrib directory), and the first commit is the
> crucial one that I haven't quite figured out how to display...  Could
> it be that I need to synthesise it?  I'm not sure I like to do that
> kind of ugly hack...

Oh, err, umm... 'monotone diff' should work, and if it doesn't, that's
a bug?

*writes a test case*

Hmm, seems to work fine.

Oh, I see, but you mean _after_ commit, you have a revision, and want
to diff it against its ancestor, but there is none.  Yeah, there isn't
really a good way to do that ATM, though it's a perfectly possible
thing to do.  What would be the right UI for it, I think is the

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