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Re: mucc, svnmucc or svn-mucc

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-04-24 19:21:40 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> 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.

Let's just go with svnmucc. I'll make the changes to the repos if
nobody speaks up.


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