UI: Rename Copy Vertex Group to Duplicate Vertex Group #107691

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Harley Acheson merged 1 commits from zanqdo/blender:copy-vertex-group-rename into main 2023-05-21 02:02:16 +02:00
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The world Copy in Blender is usually related to transferring data from one object to another (see the Copy Vertex Group to Selected operator). On the other hand the word Duplicate is usually related to creating new data based on the selected data.

An example of this can be seen in the Constraints menu where Duplicate and Copy are used correctly:
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Current name: Copy Vertex Group
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New name: Duplicate Vertex Group
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The world _Copy_ in Blender is usually related to transferring data from one object to another (see the _Copy Vertex Group to Selected_ operator). On the other hand the word Duplicate is usually related to creating new data based on the selected data. An example of this can be seen in the Constraints menu where Duplicate and Copy are used correctly: ![image](/attachments/b1bac371-e9c9-4112-8462-5d5ec85f848a) ### Proposal Current name: Copy Vertex Group ![image](/attachments/29a1340b-d7ea-448b-a8f0-d82d23892f1d) New name: Duplicate Vertex Group ![image](/attachments/7f887421-d9a9-404a-9bf7-f1439aad8e9e)
Daniel Salazar added 1 commit 2023-05-07 00:19:33 +02:00
Daniel Salazar added this to the Animation & Rigging project 2023-05-07 00:27:20 +02:00
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@zanqdo Thanks for your point.
So it would be better to also rename the operators and functions.

@zanqdo Thanks for your point. So it would be better to also rename the operators and functions.
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@zanqdo Thanks for your point.
So it would be better to also rename the operators and functions.

I don't do changes that break the Python API

> @zanqdo Thanks for your point. > So it would be better to also rename the operators and functions. I don't do changes that break the Python API
Pratik Borhade modified the project from Animation & Rigging to User Interface 2023-05-12 17:55:23 +02:00
Daniel Salazar requested review from Sybren A. Stüvel 2023-05-15 23:25:47 +02:00
Daniel Salazar requested review from Harley Acheson 2023-05-19 22:56:24 +02:00
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Yes, that's correct.

"Duplicate" is unambiguous that you will get a new thing, while with "copy" you need to also specify where you are copying to. So "Copy to clipboard" or "copy to other object", etc.

And you are correct in that we don't want to also rename the operator as that breaks the API for not enough benefit.

I personally wouldn't make this change for 3.6 - I'm already seeing videos created about the 3.6 - so I would only do so in main for 4.0. Other people might have a different opinion on this though. So if you feel strongly about this just say so.

Yes, that's correct. "Duplicate" is unambiguous that you will get a new thing, while with "copy" you need to also specify where you are copying **to**. So "Copy to clipboard" or "copy to other object", etc. And you are correct in that we don't want to also rename the operator as that breaks the API for not enough benefit. I personally wouldn't make this change for 3.6 - I'm already seeing videos created about the 3.6 - so I would only do so in main for 4.0. Other people might have a different opinion on this though. So if you feel strongly about this just say so.
Harley Acheson approved these changes 2023-05-19 23:15:35 +02:00
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@Harley I'm ok with 4.0. The decision about renaming the operator is all yours!

@Harley I'm ok with 4.0. The decision about renaming the operator is all yours!
Harley Acheson changed title from Rename Copy Vertex Group to Duplicate Vertex Group to UI: Rename Copy Vertex Group to Duplicate Vertex Group 2023-05-21 01:58:27 +02:00
Harley Acheson merged commit f637b8c095 into main 2023-05-21 02:02:16 +02:00
Howard Trickey referenced this issue from a commit 2023-05-29 02:51:38 +02:00
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