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RE: 'svn revert' vs. 'svn resolve'

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-06-09 10:17:14 CEST

> From: kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]On
> Behalf Of kfogel@collab.net

> In a fit of anticipatory consensus (or others might call it
> "chest-beating geekismo"), I've changed the command to 'svn undo' in
> revision 6173.

Please revert that commit. At least until we have some final concensus
on what we are going to use. 'revert' is pretty much hardwired in for
me and rewiring it to 'undo' will go with some curses. I don't want
to need to go through that again next time someone feels it isn't the
good command name.

As for 'undo', I'm -0 on it, since I feel it's meaning is even wider
scoped that revert.
> My sense is that we all pretty much agreed that "revert" and "resolve"
> sometimes get confused,

I really don't understand the confusion. The only thing in common are
the first two letters. The meaning is totally different. What happens
if we add more commands that start with 're'?


> with possibly disastrous results. I'll happily revert the change if this
> turns out to be controversial --

Please do.

> but for anyone who doubts the likelihood of the two commands getting
> confused, I politely draw your attention to the portion of the change
> in subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/update_tests.py.

That could very well be a leftover from a copy-paste. It isn't proof that
the confusion happens a lot.


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