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Re: Shortcut for '--merge-sensitive'

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-05-10 00:48:46 CEST

"Julien Cugnière" <julien.cugniere@gmail.com> writes:
> Indeed, it seems to me that what is implemented isn't the notion of a
> "list of changes" (which reminds more of a revision), but rather that
> of a "list of files". So maybe, to avoid confusing users, the
> functionality itself should be renamed to something else, like
> "filelist", instead of the current "changelist" ? Options could then
> be for example "--filelist" and "-F".

I like your general idea that this is really about a list of files,
not changes. But note that -F is already taken (anyway, in a previous
post I argue that we shouldn't take a new shortopt right now).

> Or maybe the changelist name was used because one day the granularity
> might change to single diff chunks ? (even though it's still quite
> convenient as it stands!)

I think that's an interface issue that our commandline client will
never address anyway.

In http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2007-01/0501.shtml, I explain this
in more detail. Please ignore that parts of that mail that are
generic objections to the changelist feature -- we've already settled
that debate. But the mails arguments apply to diff-hunk selection and
other extensions of changelist functionality.

-Karl

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