[PATCH] -r 1-100 not -r1:100 please...

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Fri May 27 06:04:39 BST 2005

Rusty Russell wrote:

>OK, you knew this was coming 8)

Check out my latest patch for revision handling. There is a very
specific reason to use ':' instead of '-'. Negative numbers. With my
latest updates you can do:

bzr log -r -5:
Which says print the last 5 logs.

For me, this is the whole reason I did the work. Because Martin says 'I
made some changes', and I want to see what they are, but seeing pages of
scrolling text sucks.

There is also the very convenient
bzr log -r -1

Which will always print the last log. No more needing to do bzr log -r
`bzr revno`.

My latest changes have some other things, but they don't require using
':'. Though I find:
bzr log -r {date:yesterday}:
To be a nice way to get all of the changes since yesterday. But that
*could* be:

bzr log -r {date:yesterday}-

It may not matter as much with log, but this also can work with diff
(especially once diff is patched to support multiple accepting a from
and to revision).

It isn't the end-all be-all, but I do think negative revisions numbers
are a nice thing.


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