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Re: Passing unused opts to every command considered harmful

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-12-17 19:38:45 CET

On Dec 17, 2007 12:03 PM, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2007 9:51 AM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz@red-bean.com> wrote:
> > If a user runs 'svn help add' and sees that it takes --username and
> > --password, they're going to wonder what it's used for.
> [and]
> > You're missing the point. Having --username is very useful for people
> > whose login id is different than their username in a Subversion
> > repository.
>
> Yeah, this makes sense to me. I can definitely see that --username
> and --password can be confusing here.
>
> (On the other hand, we don't throw an error when (say) users specify
> --username/--password for working-copy-only
> mkdir/copy/move/propset/propdel/propedit, even though it only uses
> those args for the URL-based variant.)

I actually consider that a bug (tho certainly a less egregious one).

Sorry for the multiple small responses--I know that I should aggregate
and respond, but I'm tired. :)

-Fitz

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