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Re: Revision number syntax in merge notifications.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-05 20:44:02 CEST

"Ben Collins-Sussman" <sussman@red-bean.com> writes:
> Whoops, I'm going to revert my change.
> I now remember why I very specifically did *not* go with the "rX:Y"
> syntax originally. It's because I did *not* want users to think it
> was the same as running -rX:Y on the commandline. As cmpilato pointed
> out, -rX:Y means that X is a comparison endpoint, but isn't itself
> being merged. But in the case of "revision ranges" during a merge, a
> merge-range with values (5, 16) means that r5 is being merged. That's
> why I originally wrote "revisions 5-16", which is layspeak for
> "changesets 5 through 16 inclusive".
> Thanks for reminding me, Karl and Mike. :-)

But "revisions X-Y" should be trivially translatable to "rX-rY", just
as "revision X" is trivially translatable to "rX".

So why not use the hyphen syntax as above, as I originally suggested,
instead of the colon syntax that would misleadingly imply the
diff-range style?

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