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Re: Making -l a shortcut for --limit (again)

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_finemaltcoding.com>
Date: 2007-07-24 19:28:35 CEST

On Jul 24, 2007, at 9:43 AM, Blair Zajac wrote:

> Karl Fogel wrote:
>> Daniel Rall <dlr@finemaltcoding.com> writes:
>>>> David Glasser wrote:
>>>>> Wee, bikeshed time!
>>>>> Every so often it is proposed that we make '-l' a shortcut for
>>>>> '--limit', specifically for 'svn log'. Here's the last time it
>>>>> came
>>>>> up:
>>>>> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2007-03/0476.shtml
>>>>> I don't think that discussion really got resolved. (Karl
>>>>> suggested
>>>>> polling users@; not sure if that ever happened.)
>>>> The thread on users@ starts here:
>>>> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2007-03/0792.shtml
>>>>
>>>> Responses were mixed, but there weren't a whole lot of them so I
>>>> don't know if it is very representative or not.
>>> I've almost implemented this like 20 times now. I must have this
>>> shortcut.
>> :-)
>> Apparently, those who use --limit use it a lot. The question is, how
>> many people use it at all? (Since we'd be taking -l away for all
>> users.) I feel like we should reserve -l for something most people
>> use...
>
> I use it, in fact, used it last night to on svn.collab.net looking
> through recent changes.
>
>> How would you feel about -L instead of -l ?
>
> I would prefer -l to -L. -L just sounds like a more "important"
> option than -l, which doesn't fit with how mundane --limit is :)

I went ahead and committed -l in r25829. The point of this short opt
for me is to save a significant number of keystrokes for an often-
used option.

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