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Re: [PATCH]: Was [PROPOSAL] Takeover Take 2

From: Paul Burba <paulb_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-05-08 21:56:19 CEST

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> wrote on 05/08/2006 02:00:35 PM:

> Paul Burba <paulb@softlanding.com> writes:
>
> > Currently checkout reports paths only as 'A Added'. Update uses that

> > too, as well as 'D Deleted', 'U Updated', 'C Conflict', and 'G
Merged'.
> > I can understand not wanting to reuse a letter/symbol from the first
two
> > columns of status (i.e. ' ', 'A', 'C', 'D', 'I', 'M', 'R', 'X', '?',
'!',
> > '~'). But must we really avoid using the letters from the other
columns
> > of status?
>
> That was the consensus when we added 'K' for 'lock toKen' instead of
> reusing 'L'.

Ok, I wasn't aware of that.
 
> > Maybe something completely new like "obstructed" or "blocked" is
better?
> > Though there isn't a good single letter for those if we avoid reusing
any
> > letters currently employed by status...'E' is the only choice.
>
> 'E' for 'already Exists'
> 'P' for 'adoPted'

I like 'E' (and wish I had thought of it). I'm glad to avoid any
"takeover" language in this patch as it has different meanings for
different people. "Exists" is much less ambiguous.

Thanks Philip,

Paul B.

(Honestly, what I really wish I'd thought of was Michael Sweet's off-list
suggestion of "assimilate". That still makes me laugh.)

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