Why backout, not revert?

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Tue Mar 25 18:47:07 CDT 2008

Marcin Kasperski wrote:

> The main reason I ask this is that I feel that backout is heavily
> documented (in Mercurial Book, on the wiki), while revert -r is rarely
> mentioned as the way to withdraw changes. And I am curious - why?

It's much more difficult to make mistakes using backout.


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