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Re: "svn ls" too complex?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-07-29 18:53:22 CEST

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 11:41:08AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Because we absolutely loathe, hate, abhor the insane confusion the
> surrounds the cvs commandline client. "Does that -d come before or
> after the subcommand? Ohhhhh, oops".
> We have global switches in the svn client on purpose, and it's
> absolute heaven IMO. I can't ever go back. It's a great, liberating
> feeling not having to wonder or worry where you put your switch. :-)

The ordering shouldn't need to matter if your parser is smart
enough. =)

I'm specifically aware of this due to the libtool clone I'm
writing. I have to make the argument parser smart enough to parse
options even when we don't know the 'subcommand' yet (mode in libtool
parlance). -- justin

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