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Re: Bikeshed: --quiet option

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-01 21:34:39 CEST

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

> Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > > I think CVS uses -q and -Q for "speak softly" and "silence is golden"
> > > respectively. I'd be pleased if we supported the same.
> >
> > This sounds good to me. I have it ready to commit; I'll assume that you
> > and I are both +1 on it. Karl, are you at worst -0 on it? (Since you
> > suggested something different.)
> Er, hmmm. I'd like to be -1 until we at least hear someone who wants
> (i.e., has a real-life use case for) a behavior other than the one I
> described in my previous mail.
> The justification is merely that we should save short options.
> I'm also not sure that Mike is really +1 on this, since he posted that
> before reading my mail proposing the other interpretation. Mike?

I probably lean more toward Karl's approach. If -Q means "tell me
nothing" then I can accompish that with '> /dev/null' (or '> nil' on
Windows). I think we could just make -q mean *something* on a
per-subcommand basis, documenting such in the usage messages:

  status -- doesn't show unversioned things
  commit -- only shows new revision line
  update -- only shows "updated to" line (and maybe conflicts?)
  checkout -- only shows "checked out" line

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