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dos about revisions (was Re: manual nit)

From: Perry E. Metzger <perry_at_wasabisystems.com>
Date: 2001-11-26 16:15:08 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> For example, in the above paragraph: it's kind weird to describe
> anything as being "marked as deleted in the repository." It reminds
> of the way a CVS repository moves things to the attic. Really, it
> should probably say something like, "will be removed from the head
> revision in the repository." (Of course, this means that the man
> page probably needs a 1-paragraph intro about what a svn 'revision'
> really is.)

As long as they're being mentioned, I must confess to being a bit
confused about svn revisions. I've been playing a bit and can't quite
figure out how to do some things I'm used to in CVS. For instance,
when I do an "svn log IDEAS" in the checked-out SVN repo, I expected
to see all the changes made to IDEAS, but instead I saw all changes
ever made to the repository (!?).

Similarly, in the CVS world, when a user is a bit screwed up I can ask
them "okay, read me the revision ID number in foo.c -- is it 1.29?" --
so far, I haven't been able to establish if there is any such thing in
subversion at all.

The documentation should probably be a bit clearer on both of these
points -- the FAQ for CVS users might want to go over both of them for

Perry E. Metzger		perry@wasabisystems.com
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