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

From: Pau Aliagas
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: UI change proposal: *-tag -> *->id
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:19:37 +0200 (CEST)

On 19 Sep 2003, Miles Bader wrote:

> Pau Aliagas <address@hidden> writes:
> > > 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):
> > 
> > Wouldn't it be easier to change tag to branch-tag or version-tag?
> Tag is a widely used term in general with regard to source-control, with
> the meaning that the tla `tag' command uses (at the least, it's what CVS
> uses, and CVS is the big influence on the block).

I have never found confusing the duality of meaning of tag as it refers to
very different and clerly separated concepts. In fact, I find its use very
convinient in both cases as its the exact word that defines what you mean 
to do.

So I'd vote to keep it as is.


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