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Re: svn viewcvs non-intuitive: switch links file and rev?

From: Gareth McCaughan <gareth.mccaughan_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2003-10-27 11:48:49 CET

On Monday 27 October 2003 6:36 am, "solo turn" wrote:

> clicking in viewcvs is not intuitive, if you click on a link in the "file"
> column, you get the revision history, and if you click in the "rev" column,
> you get the file. this could be out of "The Career Programmer: Guerilla
> Tactics for an Imperfect World" ;)

I think you can make a case for it either way around. You can go to a
particular revision of the file, or you can go to the file "as a whole" --
its whole history. This is a particularly congenial view in CVS-land,
where ViewCVS originated.

Switching the links would be more intuitive for some people (apparently
including you) and less intuitive for some people (including me, I think);
it would also be confusing for the many people who have been using
ViewCVS (and CVSweb) for ages. It doesn't sound like a win to me.

pS. mOST OF US FIND THAT TEXT IS EASIER TO READ WHEN
THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH SENTENCE IS CAPITALIZED. dO
YOU HAVE A REASON FOR NOT DOING THAT OTHER THAN
"i LIKE THE LOOK OF IT BETTER THIS WAY"? bECAUSE I THINK
IT'S MORE POLITE TO FOLLOW THE CONVENTIONS THAT PREVAIL
AMONG YOUR READERS. uNLESS THERE'S A STRONG REASON
TO DO OTHERWISE, OF COURSE. iF YOU HAVE SEVERE rsi AND
FIND IT PAINFUL TO USE THE SHIFT KEY, FOR INSTANCE. bUT
SINCE I SEE YOU'VE USED LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS THAT YOU
COULD HAVE AVOIDED, THAT SEEMS UNLIKELY TO BE IT.

(Did you find that hard to read? Would you get annoyed if someone
consistently formatted messages like that? :-) )

-- 
Gareth McCaughan
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