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Re: [PATCH] Issue #812

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-07-25 21:16:30 CEST

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 10:02:07AM -0400, Rob Siemborski wrote:
> On 25 Jul 2002 cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> >
> > /me wonders if perhaps the usage message should show the version
> > ... no real need for a separate option/subcommand here.
> Yeah, I was considering that myself.
> My thoughts
> -> The usage message is already long, and adding more to it doesn't help
> much.
> -> If someone wants to know the version, they generally just want to know
> that bit of information and don't want to have to sift thorough a lot of
> extra data.
> So, I guess an alternative would be to put it at the *bottom* of the usage
> message (so that it doesn't scroll off the screen). Opinions?

+0 on that.
+1 on a separate --version switch.

+billion on real option parsing :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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