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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: Dumb mutton. Was: monotone dumb progress

From: Johan Bolmsjö
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: Dumb mutton. Was: monotone dumb progress
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 22:36:36 +0100

On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 14:59 +0100, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker wrote:
> In message <address@hidden> on Sat, 25 Mar 2006 14:24:36 +0100, Markus 
> Schiltknecht <address@hidden> said:
> markus> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 08:56 -0800, Steven E. Harris wrote:
> markus> > My bike shed is spelled "mt", tape-related program be damned.
> markus> 
> markus> +1 from here.
> Honestly, I find that idea incredibly stupid.  Why not change the name
> to "emacs" while we're at it?
> As far as I know, "mt" is used by quite a lot of admins out there, as
> well as being called from a gazillion little scripts and other
> programs.  It's a well known program and has been for decades, and is
> simply expected to exist and work, period.  Not even Solaris lacks it,
> even after Sun's zelous stripping out of useful programs.  Basically,
> that program is everywhere in the Unix universe, and calling monotone
> by the same name will only cause confusion, conflict, and I imagine
> some will choose not to use monotone for that simple name change
> alone.
> Just imagine the surprise of an admin that was on vacation for a week
> and when his back, his backup-to-tape script stops working properly
> but spews a few monotone help screens at his face, and then gets to
> know that another admin installed monotone while he was away.  I
> wouldn't want to be near that admin.  I wouldn't want to be near me in
> that kind of situation.
> Cheers,
> Richard

.bashrc ->

alias m=monotone


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