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

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: reminder: winning smallish project
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 05:14:40 -0400
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On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 05:02:58PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> leaving the patch log behind indicates that the -merge-or-commit was not
> a mistake. It was deliberate, you want to prevent the relevant changes
> ever being reinstated. Correcting the code - fixing a bug by doing the
> opposite change is what you indicate by leaving the log behind.

Um, that's what I said...

> replay --reverse is what you use to indicate a mistake, by backing out
> the change. There is a full record that you had made the change and then
> reversed it.

It depends on what you mean by `record' -- the original (reversed) patch is
still in the archive logs, but it's gone from the patch-logs in the project
tree, because replay --reverse removes it; there's a _new_ patch-log
recording the reversal, but that's not generally usefu, because tools don't
seem to look at that info, they just consider the absence or presence of

> I suspect you don't quite grok patchlogs yet.

No need to be snarky, now.

.Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.

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