bad surprise - history for selection + rollback

oops... principle of least suprise?

what do you expect when you use "show history for selection", then compare some older entries and hit
rollback.

I expected that only the selection is rolled back -
cool feature.

But the complete file is rollbacked...


Bye,
M.

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Yeah, this one has gotten me before. Maybe it should warn you or something,
or ask "would you like to restore just the selection, or the entire file?"

oops... principle of least suprise?

what do you expect when you use "show history for selection", then
compare some older entries and hit

rollback.

I expected that only the selection is rolled back - cool feature.

But the complete file is rollbacked...

Bye,
M.



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I don't think it should ask. The expected behaviour is clearly to undo
only the selection. So either it should work that way or it shouldn't
allow a selection at all. After all what's a selection for if it doesn't
influence bevaviour?

Keith Lea wrote:

Yeah, this one has gotten me before. Maybe it should warn you or
something, or ask "would you like to restore just the selection, or the
entire file?"

>> oops... principle of least suprise?
>>
>> what do you expect when you use "show history for selection", then
>> compare some older entries and hit
>>
>> rollback.
>>
>> I expected that only the selection is rolled back - cool feature.
>>
>> But the complete file is rollbacked...
>>
>> Bye,
>> M.



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Martin Fuhrer
Fuhrer Engineering AG
http://www.fuhrer.com

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(and what's a decent knowledge of English for if one isn't able to
correctly spell 'behaviour'...)

Martin Fuhrer wrote:

I don't think it should ask. The expected behaviour is clearly to undo
only the selection. So either it should work that way or it shouldn't
allow a selection at all. After all what's a selection for if it doesn't
influence bevaviour?

Keith Lea wrote:

>> Yeah, this one has gotten me before. Maybe it should warn you or
>> something, or ask "would you like to restore just the selection, or
>> the entire file?"
>>
>>> oops... principle of least suprise?
>>>
>>> what do you expect when you use "show history for selection", then
>>> compare some older entries and hit
>>>
>>> rollback.
>>>
>>> I expected that only the selection is rolled back - cool feature.
>>>
>>> But the complete file is rollbacked...
>>>
>>> Bye,
>>> M.
>>
>>
>>
>>


--
Martin Fuhrer
Fuhrer Engineering AG
http://www.fuhrer.com

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"Martin Fuhrer" <mf@fuhrer.com> wrote in message
news:ct5qsd$li8$2@is.intellij.net...

(and what's a decent knowledge of English for if one isn't

able to

correctly spell 'behaviour'...)


On this side of the pond your spelling is considered
too fancy ;)


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