ChangeSorter: bug or feature?

Marcus Denker marcus at
Thu Jan 22 06:58:59 UTC 2004

Am 22.01.2004 um 05:11 schrieb frits.swinkels:

> I loaded a changeset from an outside source and did some work in it. I
> then loaded a later changeset in which the outside source had done
> some more work: I loaded this changeset under a different name. I 
> wanted
> to compare the two changesets in a DualChangeSorter. To my
> surprise both panes showed the same new source code for methods of the
> same name (and class), i.e. my work was wiped out.

You have a wrong "mental modell" of what changesets are: They are just
a name for a bunch of information about "these methods were changed on
fileIn". So they allways show a view of the current state of the source.

So for comparing, you need to have one version loaded, the other on disc
and use e.g. the CodeBrowser to examine what changed.

The best thing to do is, of course, to install monticello and never 
look back ;-)


Marcus Denker marcus at

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