[darcs-users] CVS-style development with darcs

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at earth.li
Sat Jul 3 15:10:08 UTC 2004

On Sat, 3 Jul 2004, David Roundy wrote:

> > Along these lines, it would be nice to be able to edit an already recorded
> > patch, under the 'promise' that you hadn't pushed it elsewhere or
> > understood the consequences if you had. I often find myself recording
> > half-finished work for various reasons (protect it if a merge goes wrong,
> > move it elsewhere temporarily, etc) and the later unrecording it to
> > continue. It would be much nicer just to be able to add to the existing
> > patch.
> Hmmmm.  At the minimum I'd want to change the date on the patch, so that
> technically it's a new patch, so we don't trust the user's "promise" not to
> have another copy of the same patch elsewhere.  I guess this would be
> something like "rerecord".

Yeah, that's what I was envisaging. Basically something equivalent to
unrecord then record, just easier to use (no need to remark the hunks from
the old patch, and make the starting point for the new name/comment be the
old one).


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