Re: Regarding issue #3348 ("Provide syntax which means 'include all files *not* in a changelist'")
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:10:23 +0000 (GMT)
Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:25:07 -0500:
I think the need for this feature is not very strong, more like an enhancement that should be one of a set of enhancements to
On the other hand it does have some uses ("show me all the local mods that I haven't
I think using "--cl=''" for the UI is lame and driven by just letting the UI be dictated by the implementation. What if we later add an option for selecting the files in *any* named changelist, for example? We could say that "--cl=''" is a fair choice of UI for that meaning also.
Surely the UI should be something like
--no-cl | --no-changelist
(which would be a reserved word -- yes I know that's not fantastic either).
Then if we later add an option such as "in any named changelist" that could be
--any-cl | --any-changelist
and then there wont be the archaic "--cl=''" hanging around as an embarrassing backward-compatibility alias for "uh... which one did it used to mean back in the 1.8 days?"
So -0.5 from me on putting this UI in 1.8 and +0 from me on putting this *feature* in 1.8.
If you all want to just put it out there as it is and not care about the UI, fair enough.
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