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Re: Revision keywords and arithmetics

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-01-30 15:15:45 CET

Alexander Thomas <alexander@collab.net> writes:
> On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 19:48 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> > > How about enhancing revision (-r) option, to do arithmetical operations
> > > (Add & Sub) on revision keywords like "svn log URL -r HEAD-100:HEAD".
> >
> > Why?
> Don't you think its a useful enhancement.

I worry that it would be more confusing than helpful. For example,
every user will face the question

   Does "N-100" mean literally "the number N, minus 100" or does it
   mean "100 changes before N, whatever the revision numbers are"?

Both answers are reasonable; either answer will be surprising to some
people some of the time.


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