[Python-Dev] devguide: Cover how to (un-)apply a patch.

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Jan 19 22:22:46 CET 2011

On 1/19/2011 1:25 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:10,<skip at pobox.com>  wrote:
>>     Antoine>  Ok, thank you but... are you suggesting something or not?
>> Yes.  Keep the vcs command recommendations simple.  At least mention idioms
>> which likely to apply across a wider range of version control systems.
> I was hoping this would flame out, but two days of discussion suggests
> otherwise.
> I am of the opinion of always listing how to use the CVS to its
> fullest. It is the thing you will have to interact with the most when
> doing work on Python, so trying to avoid it is not doing anyone any
> favours.
> That being said, I am not opposed to someone (other than me as I am
> not going to bother) **adding** a not about `patch -R`, but it should
> not replace the `svn revert` explanation.

As a neophyte vcs user, I like specific commands that can only do what I 
want, and not screw up with a wrong flag, so I agree with this.

The most important thing is being clear about which data will have which 
effect on which other data.

Terry Jan Reedy

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