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Re: ugly aliases

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-21 22:56:11 CEST

Peter Vogel <pvogel@arsin.com> writes:

> 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?

It's not an issue of mutual exclusivity. I say keep 'st' and 'stat'
both!

But while I'm reading your logic: are you wary of telling your users
to 'co' and 'ci' as well? Those are pretty common CVS abbreviations,
and there's no way to tell what they mean either. :)

Bikeshed,

  Ben

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