Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
> What would it mean for A..B to be treated as a revision range?
Nonsense is what it means ;-)
> 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".
I wish it were the case, but a very common complaint that I agree
with is that
git log origin..HEAD
is a way to show what *I* did since I forked, while saying I am *not*
interested in what they did in the meantime. And
git log -p origin..HEAD
is a way to view the same history as a series of individual patches,
while that output would not match what you would get from
git diff origin..HEAD
It would be much closer to
git diff $(git merge-base origin HEAD) HEAD
which is very often useful and got its own short-hand "origin...HEAD".
And it does not match "git log origin...HEAD" which gives both sides
of the symmetric difference of the history. To match it, you have
to say "git log --right-only origin...HEAD" or something.
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