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Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:49:19 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:41:33 +0300
> > I cannot in good faith call the removal of a (now optional) argument a
> > "cleanup", sorry.  Given the importance of the lost functionality, it
> > just isn't worth it, IMO.
> It *did* make the API better, somewhat.

I think an optional argument that any back-end is free to ignore has a
very low (though non-zero) cost.

> In case someone has the time to try out a better fix, maybe this feature 
> would be better to implement the "assign the revision" functionality in 
> a backend-specific way, via a MIME header in the log-edit buffer, the 
> same way as we specify "Amend" in Git, or "Author" in most backends.

If this could be part of the vc-next-action "dwimish" framework, I
think it would be fine to implement it as you describe.

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