Idea: Moving sections 'Undoing changes' and 'Resurrecting deleted items'
C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Fri Jun 3 13:08:46 CDT 2005
Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Jun 3, 2005, at 4:20 AM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>> Reading the users mailing list, I think that the book would benefit
>> this change:
>> Moving the sections 'Undoing changes' and 'Resurrecting deleted
>> items' from
>> the 'Branching and merging' chapter to the Guided Tour chapter in
>> the 'Basic
>> Workcycle' section.
> It's tricky: should we really be telling people in the basic
> tutorial, "oh by the way, to undo a change, run this merge command",
> when they have no idea what 'svn merge' is?
> Maybe the best compromise is to create links in chapter 3 that point
> to the chapter 4 sections...?
I'm with Ben -- merge is a complex concept, and the complexity grows
when you start talking about using that subcommand as a mechanism for
the unworking of changes. In fact, I don't think that any change is
necessary at all -- we mustn't allow chapter 3 to become a table of
contents for the rest of the book (that's what the Table of Contents is
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