[darcs-users] Re: should 'changes' be renamed 'log'? (was: Re: SchwernLikesDarcs SchwernHatesDarcs)

Mark Stosberg mark at summersault.com
Wed Mar 23 03:24:15 UTC 2005

On 2005-03-21, Karel Gardas <kgardas at objectsecurity.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 08:51:52PM +0100, Karel Gardas wrote:
>> > > You already have a large population of people who are comfortable with
>> > > certain terminology (CVS/SVN users).  Leverage that.  This makes things
>> > > easier.
>> >
>> > IMHO this is not the best way for darcs and its users. The biggest problem
>> > is that users of central repository based SCMs are 1) quite confused by
>> > new functionality and terminology of advanced distributed SCMs and 2) more
>> > generally, people migrating from one system to another often complain
>> > about a need for learning something new.
>> This would be a problem IF I was talking about emulating the full CVS
>> command set.  I'm just talking about the change log command.  Moderation.
> But is this really worth the effort? i.e. Isn't the best option to add
> `cvs log --> darcs changes' row into the chapter `Switching from CVS' of
> darcs's manual?
> http://www.abridgegame.org/darcs/manual/node2.html#SECTION00220000000000000000
> IMHO that's where such description belongs.

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