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RE: ugly aliases

From: Peter Vogel <pvogel_at_arsin.com>
Date: 2001-05-22 02:25:41 CEST

But, clearly, I'm n the minority, so keep it. But get rid
of pg, pl, ps. Pls? :-)

-Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Vogel
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 5:20 PM
> To: 'Ben Collins-Sussman'; Peter Vogel
> Cc: Greg Stein; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: ugly aliases
>
>
> I actually avoid using "ci" because it doesn't convey the
> same connotations as "commit". I tell people to "co" all the
> time, since it's a common abbreviation for "checkout", and that's
> what it does. "st" is not a common abbreviation for "status", and
> if I were a new user to svn, I'd wonder about it if I saw it in,
> say, a script, and it's the sort of command that would find its
> way into a script, if that's what people are used to typing at
> the command line, it's what they'll put in a script.
>
> -Peter
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> > Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 1:56 PM
> > To: Peter Vogel
> > Cc: Greg Stein; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Re: ugly aliases
> >
> >
> > 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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