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RE: ugly aliases

From: Peter Vogel <pvogel_at_arsin.com>
Date: 2001-05-21 22:48:02 CEST

Would "stat" be an acceptable alternative? Not that I have
voting rights or anything, but I really *hate* aliases that
don't communicate what they really are. When I read Greg's
list, I had no idea what pl,pg,ps,st,df and di did. I
would know what svn stat did :-) And as a CM admin, when I
tell a user "run svn stat" it flows nicely off the tongue, but
if I say "run svn ess-tee" it doesn't and it doesn't tell them
what it's really gonna do. Is two keystrokes that much to pay
for clarity?

-Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 1:17 PM
> To: Greg Stein
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: ugly aliases
>
>
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>
> > st
>
> I type 'svn st' a thousand bazillion times per day, while casually
> debugging and QA'ing. This command has become as fundamental as
> typing 'ls' in a directory. Unlike CVS's status command, our status
> command is *short* and *consise*, and instantly tells me what's
> modified, what has props, what's in conflict, etc.
>
> Essentially, I run 'svn st' for the same reason I run 'cvs up' when I
> just want to see a bunch of 'M' characters. But the only reason
> people use 'cvs up' for this reason is because the 'cvs status' output
> is so awful; it's really a horrible reason to run an update. :)
> I'm hoping that 'svn st' becomes the new reflexive habit for
> everybody.
>
> Thus I adamantly suggest keeping 'st'. I'm trying to promote a habit
> here. :) :)
>
>
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