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Re: annotate vs blame

From: Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29 23:46:41 CEST

On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 01:34:55PM -0700, Peter Davis wrote:
> It would be pretty obvious:
> svn trace path/to/file
> traces the file, which obviously (to me, anyway) means tracing the
> origins of that file (and thus the origins of specific lines within
> that file).

Not to me, at all. How about something like 'svn activity' or 'svn
happenings' or 'svn changes' or 'svn eventlog'? History is really the
word you want to use here, but with the implication that you're
picking out the particular path that leads to the target. If you were
talking about people, 'svn ancestry' might be good.

"Trace" by itself doesn't imply that, but perhaps something like 'svn
tracehist' might... It's really much clearer if there's a verb
involved. Even blame would be better as 'svn showblame'.

=Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu> | <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/njriley>
        Pablo Research Group, Department of Computer Science and
  Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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