[darcs-users] rolling back across a tag boundery - was: Naming consistency between darcs and other DVCSs

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Tue Jul 21 16:07:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:53:43 -0400, Nathan Gray wrote:
> It appears that darcs1 cannot rollback any patch included within a
> tag.  It pretends to rollback a tag itself, but just appears to add an
> additional tag patch.
> All of the darcs2 versions I tried could rollback a patch included
> within a tag, so long as the tag was also rolled back.  This worked
> whether the repo was in darcs2 or darcs1 format.

This was likely due to the darcs2 rewriting of the rollback command.

Darcs 1 used to flip an 'inverse' bit in the patch whenever you did
rollback.  That proved to be problematic and error-prone.

Darcs 2 just creates a whole new patch, which makes rollback way
simpler and more transparent. 

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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