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Re: [Monotone-devel] Monotone revert

From: Justin Patrin
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Monotone revert
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 20:32:32 -0800

On 12/13/05, Nathaniel Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:24:18AM -0300, Alex Queiroz wrote:
> >      'Monotone revert' without arguments reverts the whole directory.
> > Isn't that dangerous? I like the subversion way that requires an
> > explict dot: 'subversion revert .'. What do you think?
> So, we had a bunch of discussion of this on IRC.  (No log, the log bot
> is down.)  I wrote up the main points:
> Comments would be appreciated.  In particular, what do people think of
> having:
>   * 'revert foo/bar.txt' -> works as now
>   * 'revert --all' -> works like current 'revert'
>   * 'revert' -> error?
> The down side is that it makes revert somewhat inconsistent with all
> the other restriction-taking commands ("diff", "status", "commit", "ls
> unknown/ignored/missing").  The upside is that it can prevent mistakes
> (there is more discussion of exactly why this might be useful on that
> wiki page).
> So the question seems to be what actual users would prefer... comments
> please!

As was said before, I think that "monotone revert ." makes sense, .
being the cwd, of course. "monotone revert --all" seems like an
unneeded option (unless I'm missing that "monotone revert" reverts the
entire working copy...).

Justin Patrin

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