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Re: svn commit: r25763 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_client

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-07-17 03:11:32 CEST

dlr@tigris.org wrote:
> Author: dlr
> Date: Mon Jul 16 17:45:21 2007
> New Revision: 25763
>
> Log:
> Change "revert" terminology to "rollback" throughout to differentiate
> between Subversion's 'revert' subcommand and a subtractive 'merge'.

Actually, I'm concerned about the use of the term rollback to mean "any ol'
reversal of a changeset". If I'm not mistaken, there are VC system in which
rollback means something different, namely the pruning of last N changes to
a line of history. In other words, given a file added in r1, changed in r3,
r6, and r9, it means nothing to "rollback r6". You can rollback *to* r6 (by
reversing r9). You can rollback *to* r1 (by reversing r3, r6, and r9). But
rollbacks don't have gaps in them.

I can't readily point to documentation of other VC systems to back my claim
(which is based entirely on now-fading memories). Am I the only person who
thinks of the term "rollback" in this way?

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Tue Jul 17 03:10:48 2007

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