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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-04 19:20:44 CEST

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
> 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?

It is no more or less ambiguous than -rX, which, after all, also says
nothing about the implied revision.

The advantage of -r:X is that it allows us to make the same behavior
for diff and merge, which are two commands we've been trying to keep
consistent. Whereas if we use -rX, then we can't do that, because -rX
already means something else for diff (something we wouldn't want it
to mean for merge).

I can understand being opposed to ambiguousness in general. But I
can't understand being opposed to -r:X on the grounds of
ambiguousness, yet not to -rX :-).

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