English-like commands draft
The Condensation command line tools use an english-like syntax as opposed to the more common options-based syntax. A typical cn command looks as follows:
cn leniently copy tree HASH from STORE to STORE
while an experienced Unix user would expect something like this:
cn copy --lenient --from STORE --to STORE HASH # does not work cn copy -l -f STORE -t STORE HASH # does not work cn-copy -l STORE/HASH STORE # does not work
English-like sentences tend to be longer, but are generally easier to type, read, and understand. In addition, sentences are particularly easy to auto-complete, a feature available on virtually all platforms nowadays. Users therefore rarely type a complete sentence manually, but are guided through the syntax by auto-completion.