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Re: Proposal: Undo add

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2007-10-26 12:25:25 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> On 26/10/2007, Peter McNab <mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
>> Yep, Subversion isn't just a copy of VSS.
> Thankfully it's not *at all* a copy of VSS ;-)
> Sorry for butting in before Simon, you are handling this discussion much better that I ever could.
>> I perceive a subtlety is the difference in meaning of undo and revert,
>> with revert being correct in the context so I think the Subversion folk
>> got it right.
> I don't quite understand this argument. Revert means go back to a
> previous state or version.
That's what I interpret too so it carries a precise meaning.
Undo is now so often used in the context of "just undo the very last
change I made".
So if the user had made local changes before the deletion, there may be
an expectation that they would have their local mods preserved after "Undo"
That's where I liked the language precision the Subversion guys used.
(well it's precise to me anyway)

> In this context it is the state of
> addedness which is being reverted, whereas normally revert refers to
> the changes you made to the file. So I think 'revert' is a less
> intuitive term to a newbie in the case of added files.
> I'm not saying subversion got it wrong, simply that as a GUI we can
> give a bit more of a helping hand than the command line client can.
> Simon

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