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Re: cmd line stuff (was: CVS update: ...)

From: Matthew Braithwaite <matt_at_braithwaite.net>
Date: 2000-10-17 22:02:44 CEST

On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 11:39:20AM -0500, B. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> > -d is a historical leftover even in CVS, from the days when the
> > repository was always a directory on the same machine as the working
> > copy.
> >
> > I don't think we should try to preserve CVS's hysterical raisins --
> > that's needlessly perpetuating confusion
>
> That should, IMO, be the charter of the command line client
> group. Many of the letters for CVS's command line options make
> absolutely no sense. Let's hear it for `Feature Compatible' with CVS,
> not `Just as buggy and weird as' CVS.

Sure -- Karl's statement that -d does in fact cause confusion is absolutely
sufficient reason to change it. Until this moment I had no idea that there
were people who had trouble simply memorizing this stuff. This is probably
a positive proof that you shouldn't put me in charge of user-friendliness (as
though one were needed).

Hey Fitz, I don't need to be scared of Lefty, do I? :-)
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