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Re: [PATCH] -R shortcut for --recursive

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-15 05:49:13 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@apache.org> writes:
> Thing I don't like is that the difference between -n and -N
> is way too close. I'd prefer that the dry run be a long
> opt - esp. if -N is used. -- justin

I think in general we've already decided to avoid that line of
reasoning :-). If we were to give up half of the short option
namespace, by accepting only one case for a given letter, we'd lose
many short options: "-R" and "-d" (by virtue of conflict with "-r" and
"-D"), for example.

One could say that confusing "-N" with "-n" (for dry run) is more
dangerous than the other confusions, but I don't really think it's
that big a difference. Confusing -R and -r in either direction could
be very bad, too, if one doesn't realize one has done so until much

Our short options are case sensitive, that's just the way it is...


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