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Re: PATCH: help text: presentation of optionally-repeated arguments

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-06-26 01:12:00 CEST

A big +1 here, with a nitpick:

On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 17:51, Julian Foad wrote:

> For an optional repeated argument my first thought was to put the
> ellipsis inside the brakets - [SUBCOMMAND...] - but there may be a
> good reason not to, such as being able to have spaces in the repeated
> part, as in "[-D SYMBOL]...". So I would change

I don't understand this reasoning. I think "[SUBCOMMAND...]" makes more
sense because it specifies a non-ambiguous grammar, which for some
people is more intuitive.

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