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Re: PATCH: client shows help instead of certain specific error messages

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-04-09 18:30:11 CEST

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:30:21AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
>
> This is what it wanted to display (the code in diff-cmd.c sets up this
> error message):
>
> >~/src/subversion> svn diff http://any.url/
> >subversion/clients/cmdline/diff-cmd.c:92: (apr_err=205000)
> >svn: Client error in parsing arguments
> >svn: Second URL is required.

hm, i wonder whether we should still show the help anyway. on the one
hand, usually after i get an option-parsing error (with any program) the
first think i'll want to do is look up the correct usage. on the other
hand, i can always type 'svn help diff' myself.

of the top of my head i might lean towards printing the specific error
message, *followed by* the help. but i don't have strong feelings about
it.

bikeshed, anyone?

-brian

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