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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: get-patch/show-changeset -> inconsistent or no?

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: get-patch/show-changeset -> inconsistent or no?
Date: 18 Sep 2003 21:03:24 -0700

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 11:17, Miles Bader wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 11:45:16PM +1000, Damien Elmes wrote:
> > Though I'd probably prefer the commands be grouped by
> > category-action, rather than action-category - ie:
> > 
> > cset-show
> > cset-get
> > 
> > This is how some commands are arranged, but not others, ie add-log vs
> > log-ls. Emacs has the same problem with consistency in its commands. I
> > think if there was a standard approach, it'd be a bit easier to pick
> > up the commands / remember them.
> I like the `verb-object' form that seems to be used for the majority of tla
> commands (kind of like lisp :-), but I don't really think the minor amount of
> inconsistency of having e.g. library-add is a very big deal (I guess because
> the various `library-' commands seem much more strongly connected with each
> other than the various commands that deal with changesets).

There's a difference in the relation between "show" and "changeset" and
"library" and "add."

You are showing a changeset, but you are not adding a library.  You are
adding something _to_ the library.  It doesn't make sense to try to
force those to be parallel.  (so, I agree with you.)


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