On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:46 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 01:41:19AM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>
>> > People who have different aliases for
>> > the same terms are unaffected on existing boxes, but slightly hindered
>> > on new boxes as the aliases do something else.
>>
>> Less hindered than in the current situation.
>
> I do not agree, but I've already explained my reasoning.  I think we
> must agree to disagree on this.
>
>> cvs ci = cvs commit
>> cvs co = cvs checkout
>>
>> svn ci = svn commit
>> svn co = svn checkout
>>
>> hg ci = hg commit
>> hg co = hg checkout
>>
>> And somehow you think this is not natural and sensible?
>>
>> git ci = git commit
>> git co = git checkout
>>
>> I think it's as clear as day.
>
> If it is natural, sensible, and as clear as day, then why do people
> alias the commands to something besides what you show?

For the same reason people would do alias.commit='commit -a' if it was possible.

[1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/147517

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Felipe Contreras
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