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Re: [PATCH] --reverse option to invert -c/--change

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2006-01-13 19:06:13 CET

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 16:37 +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> It seems to me fairly certain that we want this ability to reverse the
> direction of a change.

For the record, I'm -0 on it. It feels like unnecessary syntactic
fluff. The -c option itself makes sense because it's common to want to
see the change made in a given revision, but I don't think it's common
to want to see the inverse of that change, and you can get the inverse
with svn diff -r N:N-1.

Rephrased: it's good to have shorthand for talking about revisions as
changes, but I don't see the point in having shorthand for talking about
revisions as inverse-changes.

(Yeah, I know, "svn merge -c N --reverse" to roll back a change. I
don't think rollbacks are all that common.)

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