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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Re: release goals for Bazaar 1.1

From: Milan Cvetkovic
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Re: release goals for Bazaar 1.1
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:37:39 -0500
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Couple of suggestions about features related to "blame" discussed in this thread.

There is one nice feature in viewarch, which I find using more often than "blame". In ViewArch, it is called "chrono".

While "blame" simulates "CVS annotate" and displays the last patch, and the id of the committer, "chrono" displays all possible variations of the line, with patch numbers beside.

Also, ViewArch has another nice feature, "i-history". Id displays all the list of patches which modified a specific file. Unlike "blame" and "chrono", it does go across branch boundary (before base-0 if the branch is a continuation). It is slow, but occasionally it really does help.


Mikhael Goikhman wrote:
On 13 Dec 2004 08:57:57 -0600, John A Meinel wrote:

John S. Yates, Jr. wrote:

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> wrote in message

"Adrian" == Adrian Irving-Beer <address@hidden> writes:

That may be.  "Annotate" doesn't say at all what the command does,
though, except in a very generic way.  I'm probably just mentally
blocked, but at the moment I can't come up with an idiom that has the
same semantics as "blame" without the connotations: "finger",
"arrest", "accuse", ... ah, got it: "credit", or "colophon" ;-).


After reading the SVN thread, there are a few that were interesting
etiology The study of how things come about, (like how did a word come to usage). Pretty much exactly what we are doing, but not very obvious linehistory again, rather close to what we are doing, "can be shortened to lh" for shorter typing
praise      going the opposite way from blame
commentary   Doesn't quite fit for me
whodunit   Another silly one, but better than blame

My personal favorites are linehistory, and whodunit

Some of the names suggested above slightly describe the discussed command
(linehistory, colophon, commentary), but may be confused with a different
functionality, and other names simply do not describe the command.
For some reason folks suppose the purpose of the command is to show the
creator of each line, however the real purpose is to show the [last]
revision description, i.e. fully qualified name, date, creator, summary.
The creator may be (and is often) constant among revision descriptions.

"linedesc" would be more accurate. However, "annotate" sounds even better
to me, and is familar to cvs users.


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