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Re: Removing rollback from VC mode - request for comment

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Removing rollback from VC mode - request for comment
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:50:20 -0500

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  > 2. VC in particular, and version-control systems in general, have
  > moved towards a philosophy of making history destruction difficult.

I think that philosophy is simply mistaken.

When Emacs used RCS, I sometimes cancelled my own checkins, and it
wasn't for the sake of disk space.  It was to simplify the history, by
replacing a mistake with the checkin that should have been made.

This would be just as useful now.  It ought to be added to other
version systems.

However, I am not going to argue for keeping the existing rollback
code in VC merely in the hope that rollback will be implemented in
more version systems.

Dr Richard Stallman
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