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Re: Usability issue : "svn switch --relocate" should become "svn switch --relocation"

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-04 16:13:59 CEST

On Jun 4, 2005, at 6:53 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>
> On 04.06.2005, at 13:42, Max Bowsher wrote:
>
>
>>> When you type "svn switch", you mean "svn, let's switch" so
>>> switch it is
>>> logical for "switch" to be a verb. Svn is very consistent in this
>>> regard as
>>> all svn commands are verbs.
>>>
>>
>> help, info, log, status == nouns
>>
>
> And of course "resolved", which I still say should be (or should at
> least have an undocumented alias) "resolve" though nobody else
> seems to agree with me. :-) Apparently I'm the only one who
> mistypes this every single time. Oh well:
>
> alias svn resolve='svn resolved'
>

Funny you should say that. In the early days, it *used* to be called
'svn resolve'. But we changed it to 'resolved', because users kept
thinking that 'svn resolve' automatically resolved conflict markers
for them. By changing the word to a past particple, we were trying
to make it clear that the conflict has *already* been resolved.

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