[darcs-users] Re: should 'changes' be renamed 'log'? (was: Re: SchwernLikesDarcs SchwernHatesDarcs)
mark at summersault.com
Sun Mar 20 21:26:47 UTC 2005
As my computer was crashing, I thought of another idea for helping CVS
users who are looking for 'log' or 'commit'. (I also just sent a patch
which I think improves the description of 'changes').
I'm not a fan of aliases, but I agree with some of Schwern's reasoning
about their values.
One idea: "hints". This would be a hidden feature that would give
a helpful suggestion if you tried 'commit' or 'log':
$ darcs commit
'commit' is not a valid darcs sub-command. Instead, try 'record'
to record a change locally, then 'push' or 'send' to send it to
a remote repo. See 'darcs help' for further help.
$ darcs log
'log' is not a valid darcs-subcommand. Your probably want 'darcs
changes'. See 'darcs help' for further help.
Another idea: "darcs --cvs-help". This option would be visible in the
output of "darcs -h" and would be described as "Help for CVS users".
When called, it would output a version of the CVS->darcs conversion
With these options, we make it easier for new users to learn darcs,
while preserving the single, simple existing command set that many darcs
More information about the darcs-users