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Re: svn switch arg ordering

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-17 07:47:26 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> When I run 'switch', I speak the command out loud to myself in
> English : "I want to switch TARGET to REPOS_URL". That's how I
> always get the command right.

If it helps at all, Ben, think of it like the Unix "ln" command. Your
intuition, as described above, would make you want to type

   $ ln -s myshortcut /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.0/bin/db_recover

or whatever, yet the syntax is actually:

   $ ln -s /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.0/bin/db_recover myshortcut

So if you can't make this switch syntax seem intuitive, perhaps you
can at least say to yourself "Oh, that's right, this is unintuitive in
the same way as `ln'."


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