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Re: reposted feature request: assume 'help' as the argument when none is given and at least one is required

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-01-28 01:03:18 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:
> "svn" is a meaningless errorful invocation. So, you get a message to
> that effect.
> Errors should never auto-display usage, because then the error gets
> easily lost, made much less visible compared to the large help text.

I agree with that philosophy. Sadly, we don't follow it consistently. For
example, "svn copy a b c" gives no error message but instead gives the full
help text for "svn copy".

Would anyone object to us following that philosophy consistently? ("svn copy a
b c" would then give an error message and not show the full help text.)

- Julian

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Received on Fri Jan 28 01:04:45 2005

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