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

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-06-12 21:29:27 CEST

> From: cmpilato@collab.net [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net]
>
> cmpilato@collab.net writes:
>
> > > ack, that's a good point. i guess 'undo' isn't the appropriate
name
> > > for what my initial 'rollback' implementation did. in any event,
it
> > > doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of people all had
the
> > > same idea about what 'svn rollback' should do, and it just
happened
> > > that the one person who felt otherwise was the person who coded it
:/
> >
> > Right. `Undo' was just something I shot off quickly in a mail, not
a
> > well-thought-out suggestion. And as Garrett mentioned, there has so
> > far only been one person (Garrett himself) who has mentioned being
> > confused about what rollback means. I think the word itself is
fairly
> > intuitive, and our definition of what it means (or, should mean)
> > aligns with what at least one other tool (VSS) considers a
"rollback".
>
> I think I misspoke. I now seem to recall that VSS's rollback might
> behave a little differently, that maybe it just deleted from version
> history the mods between ROLLBACK_REVISION and HEAD. It's been a
> couple years since I used the tool, so sorry if my memory was foggy.

Its ok, and yah your memory is foggy. VSS's rollback does delete version
history. VSS Rollback is EVIL(TM) and we don't support deleting version
history yet.

Bill

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