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Re: [patch] : configure time default editor

From: Julian Fitzell <julian_at_beta4.com>
Date: 2003-02-09 21:32:35 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-02-09 at 13:08, Philip Martin wrote:
>>I don't think that's right -- I think the environment variables should
>>override the config file.
> There is precedent for application-specific config files overriding
> generic environment variables (EDITOR and VISUAL). nmh comes to mind.
> On the other hand, an application-specific variable like SVN_EDITOR
> would probably want to override the config files.
> (But, no strong opinion. If people want all of the environment
> variables to override the config file, that's not too unreasonable.)

No that is very reasonable.

1) compile time settings
2) machine-wide config file (hmm... do we have one? can't remember...)
3) EDITOR env variable
4) user's config file
5) SVN_EDITOR env variable
6) commmand line switch

Might be a good order. This all seems strangely familiar though...
haven't we had this discussion before?


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