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Re: [PATCH] Move multiple targets

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-08 20:47:29 CET

On 11/8/05, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> The help form of:
> command ARG [ARG ...]
> trades minimal repetition for a signficant improvement in clarity over
> today's form of:
> command ARG ...
> especially to a new user ramping up on the tool. Albeit consistent
> with other utilities and man pages, the current form offers no
> affordance that additional arguments are optional, and little
> affordance that additional arguments of the same type are allowed.
> Given that the user ramp-up use case has a significant weight, the
> trade-off of an incidental amount of additional "noise" seen by users
> already comfortable with a function who are using the help for
> reference is quite reasonable.

David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
Received on Tue Nov 8 20:59:26 2005

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