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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-08-04 20:45:20 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> 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.
> 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 :-).

Er, but I _am_ also opposed to "-rX" for "svn merge"! Did I imply otherwise?

When I said "ambiguous" I didn't mean syntactically ambiguous for parsing, but
too confusing for the user to learn in the context of what we already have,
which includes "-rX" means "-rX:WC" for "svn diff WC" or "-rX:HEAD" for "svn
diff URL".

I'd be very glad to get rid of at least the implied ":HEAD" for diff of a URL,
and might propose that for Subversion v2.

- Julian

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