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Re: 'svn revert' vs. 'svn resolve'

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-09 17:26:53 CEST

Robert Pluim <rpluim@bigfoot.com> writes:
> If you don't know what your tools do, changing their names won't help.
> I never confuse svn revert & svn resolve, since I know what they do,
> and the mere fact that they share their first two letters doesn't
> confuse me.</brane> [1]

Did you take my advice from my original mail? :-)

> 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.

I'm happy to consider other command names, for either "revert" or
"resolve". But asserting that people won't confuse them is, at this
point, empirically false. One might be tempted to respond "Such users
get what they deserve", but I've misinvoked enough commands in my life
to be wary of doling out punishment to the clueless.

I'm glad you "never confuse" the two commands, but consider: the
particular instance of confusion referred to above was originally
committed in revision 1845, by one of our most clueful developers,
Philip Martin. That ought to give anyone pause, IMHO.


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Received on Mon Jun 9 18:12:36 2003

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