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RE: clear out insane shortnames (was: svn commit: r899499)

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 23:56:00 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: maandag 23 mei 2011 22:55
> To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: clear out insane shortnames (was: svn commit: r899499)
> While we're on the subject of wacky options to 'svn' ... I'd like to
> talk abouit pulling out all of these shortnames. These things are very
> obtuse. Seeing "--sr" in a script is going to make me scratch my head.
> Does ANYBODY here know what --sr means, when passed to svn? And no
> looking at the code or the help doc.
> How about --ndd?
> I do not see these adding any true utility to Subversion, and only
> creating a mess of options. When we started Subversion, one of the
> goals was to have a clear command line. People were absolutely
> confused by the myriad options passed to CVS (global options vs
> cmd-specific options). And in today's environment, we have things like
> 'git' with a billion subcommands and options.
> I feel that a change, like below, is sending us down the same path of
> creating a client with so many multitudes of options that it becomes
> HARD to use. Not easier.

+1 on clearing out the shortcuts that don't add anything.
(I even raised this issue in last week's discussion)

> Thoughts?
> -g
Received on 2011-05-23 23:56:26 CEST

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