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Renaming svn-bench to svnbench

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:46:51 +0100

Hi there,

When that tool got "promoted" to live under ./subversion,
we already had a short discussion on whether to keep the
hyphen in its name. I've been against the rename only
because of it being already released in 1.8 with the "-" in it.
Relevant dev@ thread:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201408.mbox/%3C53F34EFB.5070301@collab.net%3E

I've changed my mind. The name simply looks odd and I
feel we should get rid of this idiosyncrasy before it takes
too much hold. IMO, sparing future confusion on the user
side on how to spell tool names outweighs the inconvenience
of teaching a few current users. So, let's rename it in 1.9.

Pro:
+ consistent naming of tools; svn-bench would be the sole exception

Con:
- some people have seen the tool and may have used it
  with its current name

Neutral:
* renames have happened in the past (e.g. mucc -> svnmucc)
* many distributions didn't even ship a compiled version of svn-bench

-- Stefan^2
Received on 2015-02-08 18:47:18 CET

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