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Is the --file argument wrongly named ?

From: Francois Beausoleil <fbos_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2004-01-10 00:10:12 CET


I usually used the -F parameter, but today I decided that I wanted the
long form (don't ask why :))

So, I ran svn help commit:
Valid options:
  -m [--message] arg : specify commit message ARG
  -F [--file] arg : read data from file ARG

Is it me, or does --file not describe the real intent of the parameter ?
Shouldn't it be named --message-file or something ? I know it's pretty
late in the game to notice this, but anyway, I just wanted to bring this
to the attention of everyone, in case it wasfelt that this is important

I did a search in the commands, and I found the following:
commit, copy, delete, import, mkdir, move:
--file is used as the commit message

--file is used as the property's value

In my opinion, --file should be split in two: one for the commit message
(--message-file or similar), and one for the property value (--prop-file
or similar).

Bye !
Developer of Java Gui Builder

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