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Re: [PATCH] Improve visibility of "--version" option

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-06-28 16:47:46 CEST

On 6/26/06, Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> A few users have commented that they haven't been able to discover the
> "--version" option. This patch lists it in the main "help" output, where it
> should be.
>
> I added a line under "usage" in each of five "svn*" programs. (The other two
> already list all their option switches.) In four cases "--version" outputs a
> list of FS or RA modules and I added another line mentioning that.
>
> I considered using the option-description line generated from the option table,
> but it doesn't fit well into the style of this help display. I also considered
> other changes to the help, such as mentioning "--help" in a similar way to
> "--version", but decided to keep to the one purpose.
>
> Any comments on the patch before I commit it?

In concept this seems fine to me, and the code seems ok, although I
haven't actually tested it. Making the option more visible makes a
lot of sense to me.

-garrett

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