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Re: Proposal: Undo add

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-10-26 13:05:23 CEST

On 26/10/2007, Peter McNab <mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> 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)

Ah, there's the confusion. This thread has gone 2 different ways, and
the 'Undo add' part is not about deleted files. It is simply about
newly added files which the user may want to un-add. ie. keep the
file, just not have it added to subversion after all. There is no BASE
version of the file, so there is no concept of local mods to preserve,
and we are not talking about deleting anything.


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