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Re: svn changelist --changelist

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-07-03 15:59:22 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> +1. I like it.
> On another note, I'm starting to realize now that the '--changelist'
> switch is too long a name. I'm getting sick of typing it over and
> over. In perforce, the switch is just '-c', but we've already used
> that in subversion. So maybe we can just shorten '--changelist' to
> '--cl'...? The commandline client can parse both short and long form,
> and map them both to the same opt_state field.

-1. Long option names are long because they carry enough information to be
understood by folks not familiar with abbreviations. While short in length,
--cl or --clist are still of the "long option" type, but miss the mark on
that understandability aspect. Did you notice that we haven't used the -C
(capital-C) short-opt yet?

You're getting sick of typing --changelist over and over again because
you're using this feature constantly as you design and test it. I, on the
other hand, have little interest the feature, and have probably only typed
this option name once, and that was in the previous sentence. :-)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on Mon Jul 3 16:00:08 2006

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