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Re: annotate vs blame

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-29 20:22:09 CEST

Noel Yap <yap_noel@yahoo.com> writes:

> After looking through the FAQ and browsing through the
> archives, I didn't see this question, so here it goes:
> AFAIK, subversion attempts to have the same commands
> and functionality as CVS but it differs when it comes
> to "blame". So it begs the question, "Why was the
> 'blame' command chosen over the more established (and,
> IMHO, less pessimistic) 'annotate' command?"

I'm not sure if I get credit for the idea to use 'blame' over
'annotate' -- I've always been under the impression that the idea was
mine, but I could be wrong...whatever -- but when I did suggest it, my
reasoning was as follows:

  1) of all the uses for 'cvs annotate', the most common is probably
     to find out not "what lines were last changed by Noel in this
     file", but "who changed *this particular line* in this file".

  2) of the general cases where I want to know who changed a
     particular line in a file, I'm wanting to find the name of
     someone I can add to my list of People To Strangle At the Nearest

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