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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-08-04 19:29:30 CEST

On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 18:22 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> Though it would be more difficult to implement, I think the proposal to accept
> a revision keyword which means "the other revision minus one" is a better
> strategy because it can be unambiguous, uniform across different commands, and
> extensible in a backward-compatible way.

Yeah, I'm coming to a similar conclusion. Some way of writing -r N-1:N
which applies to all commands seems more appropriate than special-casing
"svn merge -rN" simply because that currently has no meaning.

(I'm a little surprised that "svn merge -rN URL" doesn't do the same
thing as "svn diff -rN URL", which is N:HEAD. That's probably not a
terribly common desire, but it would be consistent.)

-r PRIOR:N would work, or we could opt for something more magic, like
-r :N or -c N or some such. Nothing really jumps out at me as superior.

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