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Re: Add -c option to merge

From: David Anderson <david.anderson_at_calixo.net>
Date: 2005-10-25 22:08:48 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Why not just do it with -r?
> (Have we already discussed this? It feels vaguely familiar...)

It has indeed already been discussed. I believe the consensus became
that if -r is to do it, it should do it perfectly consistently across
*all* commands. Which breaks, since some commands already assume a
meaning for a single-revision -r.

I feel it's better to add a switch that does one thing consistently
(when it's available of course), instead of making the behaviour of
another switch look pseudorandom. That also seemed to be a major
argument against the use of -r last time.

Also, another advantagelet imho: it makes the svn cmdline UI almost
compatible with svk's (no picking of multiple revs with -c yet, ie.
-c1234,2932,4823). It'd make interoperating between the two for my poor
brain easier.

- Dave, who didn't find the archive link :-(

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