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RE: Re: Re: svn rollback (Was: Re: svn commit: rev 2162 - ...)

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-06-12 20:44:27 CEST

> From: Garrett Rooney [mailto:rooneg@electricjellyfish.net]
>
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 11:26:31AM -0700, Bill Tutt wrote:
>
> > I think the problem is that it's non-obvious what rollback means to
the
> > user, even if writing both versions of what we think the command
should
> > do is very trivial coding effort wise. Adding user shortcuts that
> > confuse the user isn't helping the user out.
>
> i think we can avoid this problem by being more clear in the 'help'
> output for each command and sticking with good command names. yes, i
> had a different idea of what rollback should do that apparently
> everyone else, but if there had been an 'undo' command, i don't think
> i would have tried to use 'rollback' to get that functionality.
>

I'm now not even sure what the difference between undo and revert is. We
already have a revert command.

To turn the issue upside down for a second looking for other options: Is
there any reason we just couldn't make "update -r N" not change the WCs
recorded text-base, and entries data? Isn't that what the user probably
wanted anyway?

Bill

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