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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-08-04 20:03:18 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
>>>-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.
>>Check my patch -- it adds underlying support for exactly such a
>>keyword. All that it lacks is the parsing of some text (like "PRIOR")
>>into the new svn_opt_revision_range_prev "kind" I created.
> I really like the empty string solution ("-r:N") Greg proposed. It's
> essentially just as easy to type, but doesn't overload the current
> meaning of -rX, and thus could DTRT for diff as well as merge.
> Could we just support that, and leave -rX alone?

Karl, really! Far too ambiguous. No. Somebody earlier this year tried hard
to persuade me to accept a patch making ":N" mean "0:N" and "N:" mean "N:HEAD".
  You see what I mean?

- Julian

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