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Re: "svn ls" too complex?

From: Nick Bastin <nbastin_at_opnet.com>
Date: 2002-08-01 16:57:35 CEST

On Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 08:33 AM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 02:03, Nick Bastin wrote:
>> Except:
>> man svn
>> and
>> svn man ls
>> should tell you that. :-)
> Should tell you what? You quoted my entire message; I can't tell which
> part you're referring to. In case I was unclear, in my hypothetical
> example, "-l" took an argument in "svn co" but not in "svn ls", so "svn
> -l ls co" could be interpreted as either "svn co" with a "-l ls" switch,
> or "svn ls co" with a "-l" switch. The command parser has to
> arbitrarily decide which to pick, which is a bad situation.

Sorry. Should tell you the difference between passing the -l to svn,
and passing the -l to the subcommand 'ls'. My point is the command
parser is not required to make arbitrary decisions - any flags that come
immediately after svn apply to the global svn command, and any that come
after a subcommand apply to that subcommand. There should be no
ambiguous decisions for the command parser (or the user).

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