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Re: ugly aliases

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-22 02:32:17 CEST

Peter Vogel <pvogel@arsin.com> writes:
> But, clearly, I'm n the minority, so keep it. But get rid
> of pg, pl, ps. Pls? :-)

Peter, please don't take offense when I suggest you first try testing
the property functionality day in and day out, and *then* see how you
feel about getting rid of the two-letter abbrevs for property
commands. :-)

-K

> > -----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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