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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Øyvind A. Holm <sunny_at_sunbase.org>
Date: 2005-08-04 19:09:46 CEST

On 2005-08-04 11:14:20 C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net writes:
> > "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> > > 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"?
> >
> > +1 Love the idea!
> >
> > I hope you meant it for both 'svn diff' and 'svn merge'?
> Diff already has a meaning for -rN, so, no, I didn't mean it for diff,
> too. Not sure if the current 'svn diff -rN' behavior is better than
> this new proposal ... haven't thought it through.

After looking at my usage pattern of the svn client, it would be way
more keyboard-friendly. In 95% of the cases I want to find out “what
happened in that revision” instead of “what has happened between BASE
and revision X”. But I suppose it’s too late to change it now anyway.

-- sunny256

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