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Re: [Monotone-devel] [PATCH] parent selector 'p:xxx'

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] [PATCH] parent selector 'p:xxx'
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 19:38:02 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 06:02:05PM -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Nathaniel Smith spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > 'summarize' still seems too long to type conveniently.  Would 'show'
> > be too generic?
> I don't think it's too generic, necessarily, as I think one normally
> associates generic commands with operations on revisions, but it sort
> of seems funny in the presence of show_conflicts.  I thought of
> 'view', but that's not so much a command to be performed as an action
> to be taken by the user, which might be a metaphor shear.

show_conflicts should probably become something else in the long run
anyway (merge --preview or something?), so that doesn't bother me, and
I do like 'show' better than 'view'.  Maybe we should just go with

Anyone want to implement it?  Should probably have almost no code of
its own, just share code with log (which might need a touch of
refactoring first to make that easy).

-- Nathaniel

"Of course, the entire effort is to put oneself
 Outside the ordinary range
 Of what are called statistics."
  -- Stephan Spender

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