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Re: mucc, svnmucc or svn-mucc

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-04-24 19:02:26 CEST

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> On Apr 23, 2007, at 7:55 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:
>>> Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:
>>>> Unlike our other tools, mucc has no intrinsic meaning, so the
>>>> characters svnmucc don't seem to mean much, but now that I see
>>> "MUCC" == "Multiple URL Command Client"
>>> just FYI
>> Oh, I know that, I'm just saying, it's not a normal word that people
>> don't have to wonder what it means :)
> "svnmucc" is obviously the most consistent, but like Blair says,
> pretty meaningless to most folks...
> It'd be best to have a name better than the "mucc" acronym.

Really? I think this is just being blown a little out of proportion. I
don't think folks are going to be running 'find' on their machines making
stabs at "What was the name of that darned little Subversion program that
can commit lots of remote changes in one transaction?". It's not as if
"svnlook" is the first guess most folks would have when searching for some
tool that dumps repository revision/transaction details, or "svnversion" as
a way to crawl a working copy looking for mixed-revision summarization. If
they are familiar with what MUCC does, they'll likely just tab-complete
'svn' and find 'svnmucc'. If they aren't, then they aren't going to be
poking around trying to find some binary that does what it does -- they'll
instead just head for the documentation or ask the list.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Tue Apr 24 19:02:39 2007

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