Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> A..B and A...B do not correspond to the meaning
> specified in gitrevisions.txt. There's a note in the documentation
> saying this, but I'm very unhappy.
What would it mean for A..B to be treated as a revision range?
Suppose I do a revision walk and come up with the commits x, y,
and z. What is the resulting diff?
The common syntax is just a mnemonic: in the same situations as I
might use "git log A...B", it can be handy to use "git diff A...B".
> What about other things like 'git diff ^A ^B' and 'git diff A^!'? Why
> is diff so inconsistent with everything else?
"git diff ^A ^B" is invalid syntax. It's a bug that it doesn't
"git diff A^!" is a very convenient shorthand for "git diff A^ A".
"diff" is fundamentally about comparing two endpoints. It is not a
command for listing commits.
Hoping that clarifies,
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