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Re: 'svn merge -rX' UI annoyance.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-05 19:00:14 CEST

On Aug 5, 2005, at 11:54 AM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-08-05 at 11:37 -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> 'svn merge' may have flexible syntax, but merge *always* compares two
>> revisions in the repository. In that sense, it's always equivalent
>> to the 3rd case of 'svn diff'.
> Oh, I see. Merge only uses wc paths to identify URLs; you can't
> use wc
> contents as merge sources.
> Anyway, the point is more that diff, as well as merge, could benefit
> from an abbreviated form of -rX-1:X, but isn't in a position to
> redefine
> -rX. Also, that if people learn that -rX behaves a certain way in
> merge, they might start expect it to behave that way in other
> commands,
> particularly in the analagous case of diff.
> I'm not -1 on making merge -rX do what CMike wants, particularly if we
> can't find an acceptable syntax for abbreviating -rX-1:X. But I think
> extending the revision-range syntax is more appropriate than Keloizing
> "svn merge -rX".

Yeah, I actually kinda like the '-c X' changeset syntax that svk uses.

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