[darcs-users] Naming consistency between darcs and other DVCSs
ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Wed Jul 15 18:29:55 UTC 2009
On 15 Jul 2009, at 12:18, Eric Kow wrote:
> As far as I understand, Mercurial's rollback is our obliterate,
> Git's revert is our rollback and our revert is Git's reset.
> This makes it very confusing when you're trying to talk about things
> to folks that use other systems.
My client Andy had *no* trouble understanding obliterate after I'd
shown unrecord. He told me exactly what it'd do before I ran it. So
I think this one's a keeper.
`darcs discard-changes` would work if `darcs whatsnew` was actually
called `darcs changes`, but migh be confusing otherwise. An I don't
use git much, and have never used `git revert`, I can't comment on the
> Thanks for the comments, Dan and all! Keep up coming. I don't want
> to discourage this, just to make sure I make it clear that this
> discussion will not have any concrete impact for a long long time.
Maybe there should be a wiki page or something to record the arguments
for and against each term? Perhaps by darcs 3 or 4 an internally- and
externally-consistent set of command names could be put together. (Or
you'd at least have justification for why they stayed as they are.)
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