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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] reminder: winning smallish project

From: Jason McCarty
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] reminder: winning smallish project
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 21:34:43 -0400
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Tom Lord wrote:
> I'm sure what you really meant is:
>     * to reverse the code changes and remove the associated patch log
>        entries:
>         % tla replay --reverse <revision>
>     * to reverse only the code changes, leaving the patch log as-is:
>         % tla replay --opposite <revision>
>     * to apply a changeset in reverse (which, if the changeset adds
>       patch log entries, will remove them):
>         % tla dopatch --reverse [...]
>     * to apply a changeset in reverse EXCEPT -- without changing the 
>       patch-log entries:
>       % tla dopatch --opposite [...]
> (Which amounts to almost exactly what you said except that this
> version "smells more like Tom" :-)

Is that like Linux's "holy penguin pee"?

Anyway, I completely agree with you here, but how about instead of
--opposite, use --source (with --reverse). It would be more intuitive
since it operates precisely on the files listed by inventory --source.
It would also have the advantage of being able to apply patches in the
normal direction without touching patch-logs.

> Say, all this is fine, but, um...  who's going to take the 3hrs to
> actually do it?

Heh, maybe if I use that procedure more than the one time when I first
posted to the list ;-)


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