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Re: Re: [PATCH] optionally use $SVN_USERNAME as login

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-07-23 22:18:30 CEST

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 16:40 +0200, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> > I think that's confusing. I think it's better to add those options to the
> > config file.
>
> It's confusing to add them to the help output, but having them silently
> ignored by commands which don't need them wouldn't be terribly
> confusing. I don't know what we'd have to change about command-line
> parsing to introduce options which are accepted but not documented for
> certain subcommands. Perhaps we could just a list of globally-accepted
> options, and suppress the "subcommand foo doesn't accept option bar"
> error for options on that list.
>
Say we start accepting --editor-cmd as a "global" option. Then someone
runs
svn lock foo --editor-cmd=emacs
and wonders why the editor wasn't invoked to get the lock message. We
might find other such cases.

> Adding options to the config file is not equivalent. If I want to use
> "svn --username=foo" in a script, I can't add a username option to the
> config file from within the script instead, because it would interfere
> with svn executions by the user outside of the script.
>
The script could create its own config file and use --config-dir. Or it
could have a $USER_OPT variable.

Regards,
//Peter

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