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Discussion on: What common programming concept has the wrong name?

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Edwin Buck • Edited on

From my estimation, pull-request came from the author imposing his viewpoint on others. He assumed that he would be in control of the upstream repository and named it as a hybrid of what it was to him and what he had to do with it.

A better approach is to consider the user's point of view.

Git is a mess of badly structured commands, but a useful tool. Look at mercurial of you want an example of git workflows with a better command line interface.

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Jesse Phillips

You'll need to help me on this one. What does hg call it?

"Create a "Pull request" on data in the repo"

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Nathan K. Campbell

Don't bother looking at Mercurial if you're a BitBucket user though: