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Re: annotate vs blame

From: Noel Yap <yap_noel_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-29 19:27:00 CEST

--- Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Well, we don't actually have the command yet. But,
> reasons to pick
> "blame":
> * It's more descriptive. ("annotate" is
> counter-intuitive, really; it
> sounds like a command to attach a note to a
> revision, or something.)

Funny, I've been using "annotate" on ClearCase and CVS
and never thought of the other meanings for the word

> * It's what large segments of the CVS community
> call it in
> conversation.

I don't recall ever hearing the term "blame" used on
the CVS mailing list (and I've been subscribed on it
since cvs-1.5).

> * It's easier to type and say.

I've always abbreviated "annotate" as "ann".

I agree that "annotate" may not be the best name to
use due to it's other meanings. OTOH, CVS and
Clearcase have already established its meaning when it
comes to version control tools.

Like I said before, IMHO, blame is counter-productive
due to its negative connotations.

Does anyone else feel either way about the name for
this functionality?


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