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Re: annotate vs blame

From: Noel Yap <yap_noel_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-30 03:54:28 CEST

--- William Moss <WMoss@ajc.com> wrote:
> For those who hate the use of svn blame and/or cvs
> annotate, you might
> consider:
> 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
> verb.
> It has a very clear and specific meaning with few
> connotations.
> It's emotionally neutral (if perhaps a bit
> antiseptic).

I think it's perfect!

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

So they increase their vocabulary some. IMHO, that's
a plus, too.

OTOH, a more-commonly-used synonym may be more
appropriate. Since I, myself, just got introduced to
the word, I'll leave it for others to come up with
these alternatives :-)


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