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Re: annotate vs blame

From: William Moss <WMoss_at_ajc.com>
Date: 2002-08-29 23:50:08 CEST

For those who hate the use of svn blame and/or cvs annotate, you might

svn etiology

Etiology is the study of causes or origins which is really what cvs
annotate or svn blame shows (either in the form of time or committer).

Good Things:
It's the same length as annotate so it's not longer to type.
It's used almost exclusively as a noun and less likely to be confused as a
It has a very clear and specific meaning with few connotations.
It's emotionally neutral (if perhaps a bit antiseptic).

Bad Things:
Many people probably haven't heard of the word and would say it's obscure.


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