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[Gnu-arch-users] UI change proposal: *-tag -> *->id

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] UI change proposal: *-tag -> *->id
Date: 19 Sep 2003 13:50:47 +0900

In line with the previous discussion, I'd like to following Robert
Anderson's suggestion and change all the various *-tag commands to be
*-id (the idea being that the term -tag is easily confused with
branch-tagging, which seems to be the more widespread use of the term in
this context):

   inv-tag    -> id
   add-tag    -> add-id    (and maybe deprecate in favor of `add')
   delete-tag -> delete-id ( " `delete')
   move-tag   -> move-id   ( " `move)

   tagging-method   -> id-tagging-method
   tagging-defaults -> id-tagging-defaults
      (with these latter two, the idea is that the term `tagging' means
      the process of associating ids with files; you still need some
      gerund here, and adding the term `id' makes the connection with
      the other id commands obvious)

Another possibility for the first four commands is to use the term
`file-id' instead of `id' in these commands to make it clear what the id
is associated with (since id is somewhat generic word):

   inv-tag    -> file-id
   add-tag    -> add-file-id    (and maybe deprecate in favor of `add')
   delete-tag -> delete-file-id ( " `delete')
   move-tag   -> move-file-id   ( " `move)

A bit more verbose, but maybe it doesn't matter if the last three
commands are deprecated anyway.



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