revert --all (again)

Laurens Holst laurens.nospam at
Thu Jun 16 14:45:06 CDT 2011

Op 16-06-11 06:58, Na'Tosha Bard schreef:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Adrian Buehlmann <adrian at 
> <mailto:adrian at>> wrote:
>      $ hg revert
>      abort: no files or directories specified
>      (use --all to revert all files)
> Maybe unrelated, but I remember a couple of developers on my team 
> getting hit with revert-when-they-needed-update somehow when we 
> switched to Mercurial.  I *really* think the text here should indicate 
> something more like "use --all to discard changes to all files", etc.  
> "Discard" is a good word because it makes the ears perk up -- "Discard 
> . . . that means throw away . . . I won't be able to get them back?!".

I agree "discard changes" is much better than "revert", it is normal 
English instead of something inbetween advanced English and jargon, and 
much more clearly gets the point (and warning) across.

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