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Re: Passing unused opts to every command considered harmful

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-12-18 15:58:41 CET

On Dec 17, 2007 3:13 PM, Steve Sisak <sgs@codewell.com> wrote:
>
> At 12:37 PM -0600 12/17/07, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >On Dec 17, 2007 12:11 PM, Steve Sisak <sgs@codewell.com> wrote:
> >> I can see that, for consistency, every command ought to be able to
> >> accept authentication credentials.
> >
> >This sounds like a remarkably foolish consistency to me.
>
> Please provide a specific example why, given that svn is a revision
> control system that normally requires authentication to do anything
> with the repository?

Just because 75% of your commands use the option doesn't mean that all
of them should. By this argument, since commands "normally" take the
--revision argument, they all should.

> Repeat the exercise with --non-interactive.

Same.

-Fitz

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