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Re: Renaming svn-bench to svnbench

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 08:50:51 +0000

Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:
> 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

+1. I agree with your pros and cons and that the pros outweigh the cons.

- Julian
Received on 2015-02-09 09:54:55 CET

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