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Re: svn commit: rev 2547 - trunk/subversion/clients/cmdline

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-16 20:03:11 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> cmpilato@collab.net writes:
> > So, in this case, you want to see a regular svn error output, with
> > something like: "Merge command is missing args", followed by `svn
> > help merge' output?
> >
> > Seems fine, though I'd like to think our usage messages should be good
> > enough that we don't need to be that verbose.
> Here's what I'm thinking:
> The usage messages essentially say something like
> "Here is subcommand FOO, which takes any of the following 10
> options and/or arguments: blah, blah, blah, and blah."
> So if you typed something wrong, you have to figure which of the 10
> things you didn't do right, or which one you meant to do.
> If a context-specific error preceded that, it could drastically
> shorten the amount of time needed to figure out what you did wrong,
> because it would tell you directly :-). Then the usage message is
> there to tell you what you should have done instead.

Yep, I'm sold. +1.

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Received on Tue Jul 16 20:05:37 2002

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