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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-08-05 11:15:13 CEST

On Thursday 04 August 2005 13:29, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 18:22 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> > Though it would be more difficult to implement, I think the proposal to
> > accept a revision keyword which means "the other revision minus one" is a
> > better strategy because it can be unambiguous, uniform across different
> > commands, and extensible in a backward-compatible way.
>
> Yeah, I'm coming to a similar conclusion. Some way of writing -r N-1:N
> which applies to all commands seems more appropriate than special-casing
> "svn merge -rN" simply because that currently has no meaning.
>
> (I'm a little surprised that "svn merge -rN URL" doesn't do the same
> thing as "svn diff -rN URL", which is N:HEAD. That's probably not a
> terribly common desire, but it would be consistent.)
>
> -r PRIOR:N would work, or we could opt for something more magic, like
> -r :N or -c N or some such. Nothing really jumps out at me as superior.

I just wanted to point out that svk is using '-c N' to represent a changeset.
I'd vote for that notation as well.

-John

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