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Re: setprop vs. propset

From: Neels Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:45:52 +0200

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Neels Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> writes:
>> The second one could be paraphrased: "To make it easier to type a
>> subcommand". IMHO, `setprop' sits much better in my brain, to the degree
>> that it involuntarily turns `propset' around do `setprop'.
>> Once that's there, I'd expect `sp' to work as well.
> But alias space doesn't come free, remember. Someday later, we might
> want 'sp' for "show patch". Or whatever, I don't know -- the point is,
> if we expand too many commands into large equivalence classes, those
> classes will inevitably start to interfere with future commands.
> I think that introducing "setprop" is not actually a good idea. The
> vast majority of people are not even using the command-line client at
> all; of those who are, very few have complained about this. I
> understand that for them it's a real issue -- I am not trying to deny
> this. But I'm not sure the cost of fixing it is worth the gain. Having
> "setprop" does imply having "sp"; having "sp"; likewise with "getprop"
> and "gp". We shouldn't close off alias space for such small gains.
> -Karl

At that angle, I agree. AFAIK, most left-handed people have actually learnt
to cut with right-handed scissors, svn commandline users can be expected to
do the "same" for the benefit of alias space and simplicity.


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