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Re: svn fetch

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2001-11-15 14:43:58 CET

On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 08:28:38AM -0500, Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:

> This does seem reasonable, but I am reminded of something I once read
> about operator overloading in C++. People use it for things that are
> _ALMOST_ the same as what the operator is usually used for. Thus people
> have to check the docs for the operator anyway, when a well named
> function may have been more appropriate.
> This seems similar to me: is it going to be easier for people to remember
> the semantics of what will happen with different arguments to svn fetch, or
> to remember what checkout, update, and switch do? I don't know, but
> thought I would see if anyone else does.
> Note that this doesn't mean that I am against simplifying, and combining
> the code paths for these functions, just that I am unsure about how to
> present the UI for them.

I agree with everything Kevin just said. Having different commands for
different things, rather than one command with many options, seems
more intuitive to me.


garrett rooney                     Unix was not designed to stop you from 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net       doing stupid things, because that would  
http://electricjellyfish.net/      stop you from doing clever things.
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