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Re: 'svn revert' vs. 'svn resolve'

From: Robert Pluim <rpluim_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2003-06-09 19:19:56 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:
> Robert Pluim <rpluim@bigfoot.com> writes:
> > If you don't know what your tools do, changing their names won't help.
> > I never confuse svn revert & svn resolve, since I know what they do,
> > and the mere fact that they share their first two letters doesn't
> > confuse me.</brane> [1]
> Did you take my advice from my original mail? :-)

Yes, and it's a valid point. As to what I wrote, next time I'll wrap
it in <hardline attitude, don't take it _too_ seriously>.

> > for anyone who doubts the likelihood of the two commands getting
> > confused, I politely draw your attention to the portion of the change
> > in subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/update_tests.py.
> I'm happy to consider other command names, for either "revert" or
> "resolve". But asserting that people won't confuse them is, at this
> point, empirically false. One might be tempted to respond "Such users
> get what they deserve", but I've misinvoked enough commands in my life
> to be wary of doling out punishment to the clueless.

I never asserted that people would never confuse them, just that lack
of knowledge about what they do might cause people to do so. Perhaps
changing the name of one of them might make that confusion less

Oh well, this is starting to look like a bikeshed and I can't really
bring myself to care deeply about what the new names should be,
although 'unconflict' for 'resolve' is kind of catchy.


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Received on Mon Jun 9 19:16:15 2003

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