Why backout, not revert?
masklinn at masklinn.net
Tue Mar 25 05:48:56 CDT 2008
On 25 Mar 2008, at 10:37 , Marcin Kasperski wrote:
> Are there any noticeable advantages of using backout instead of
> (by using revert I mean
> hg revert -r BeforeIStartedThisBadIdea
> hg commit -m "Giving up the flawed concept"
Well I said something stupid again, I your usage of "-r" hadn't made
it to my brain...
With "-r", I guess it's both a convenience (with revert you have to
commit, backout creates a changeset for you) and a better history:
revert + commit just adds the patch to the current tip, but backout
creates the backout patch as a child of the backed out one, so what
happened afterwards is much clearer when you check the history with
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