Finding original change sets in the Version Browser

Scott Wallace scott.wallace at
Tue Jan 27 23:27:11 UTC 2004

Hi, Mike,

By "history browser" here, do you mean a "recent submissions" tool?

If so, what you're observing is normal and correct.  The 
recent-submissions tool operates independently of the change-set 
regime.  Every time a method is successfully submitted by any means 
-- normal "accept" in a browser or other code tool, file-in from a 
file-list, file-in from a change-list-browser or 
file-contents-browser or from loading code updates, or 
revert-to-earlier-version -- the fact that it was submitted gets 
remembered in the recent-submissions list, and this has nothing to do 
with what change-set(s) the method may occur in.

It wouldn't be at all hard to add a feature that allows the user 
explicitly to delete a particular method from the recent-submissions 
list, but I've never heard a demand for such a feature. nor 
personally felt a need for it.  Except, perhaps, in your email today?

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... or perhaps by "history browser" you mean a "recent change log" 
tool, which is a kind of ChangeList browser that shows, in dechunked 
format, the tail end of the .changes log.

If so, again the right thing is happening.  The changes log is 
write-only and immutable; whatever has been logged there cannot 
become "unlogged".  Again, this operates independently of any 
change-set considerations.

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... or perhaps by "history browser" you mean the "recent" category in 
the Lexicon tool, which shows all the methods to which you have 
navigated within that tool?

If so, again the right thing is happening.  If you want to delete a 
particular method from the Lexicon's own "recent-history" list, 
select the method and hit the "-" button in the  tool's button bar. 
That's specifically what that button is for.

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...  or perhaps by "history browser" you mean some different tool 
altogether, in which case perhaps you could clarify ;-)


  -- Scott

At 6:37 PM +0000 1/27/04, Michael Roberts wrote:
>Just one last thing, sorry to go on..
>If I put a self halt in Lexicon>>navigateToNextMethod, that change 
>appears in my current change set 'New Changes'.
>If I then revert to the original method, and then remove my method 
>from the changeset (all using the history browser menu), The history 
>still shows my method, even though it now can't be found?  Even if I 
>pull up a new history browser, I can't seem get rid of my history?

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