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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-08-04 16:59:49 CEST

cmpilato@localhost.localdomain wrote on 08/04/2005 10:51:10 AM:

> I'm constantly frustrated that passing -rX (instead of -rX:Y) as the
> operative range for merge operations doesn't default to -rX:X-1
> behavior. Like, I wanna say "cherry pick a merge of revision 14" and
> I run 'svn merge -r14 ...' only to get bounced for not having
> specified a full revision range.
> What would others think about relaxing the 'svn merge' UI such that
> passing a single revision means, "merge that one revision"?

I assume you meant does not default to -rX-1:X?

I agree that this would be a nice usability win for the command. It would
be nice if this also worked: -rPREV:X and then we could say that -rX
implied the former. It does seem possible that if people are not always
forced to specify X-1 then when they try to merge multiple revisions they
will make the same mistake.

How about a new "cherry-pick" syntax like: --revs 14,17,21 that would
merge those specific revisions?


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