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Re: revert behaviour/documentation

From: Joe Drew <hoserhead_at_woot.net>
Date: 2003-11-03 03:53:44 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> writes:
>
>>revert: Restore pristine working copy file (undo all local edits).
>>
>>I take this to mean that svn revert in $ROOT would be the same as svn -r
>>$REVISION co path://to/$ROOT, but I've been informed that it should say,
>>"undo any scheduling, and any textual/property changes on versioned
>>data."
>
> If it said this instead
>
> revert: Restore pristine of working copy file (undo all local changes)
>
> would that be clearer, or still not enough?

To me that implies even more that revert is going to do what I expected
and not what actually happened. If it said "undo all local changes" and
it actually did that, I'd be very happy.

OTOH revert will cause data loss then; but why else would you be calling
revert?

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