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Re: Making -l a shortcut for --limit (again)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-07-24 19:49:35 CEST

> Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:
>> I use it, in fact, used it last night to on svn.collab.net looking
>> through recent changes.
>>> How would you feel about -L instead of -l ?
>> I would prefer -l to -L. -L just sounds like a more "important"
>> option than -l, which doesn't fit with how mundane --limit is :)
> Hmm, I don't think "important" vs "mundane" is the issue here. The
> issue is that "-l" is a very valuable piece of the option space, being
> a lower-case letter. As useful as --limit is, I'm not sure we should
> use up "-l" on it, especially since "-L" is still available.

Karl, does it matter at all to you that to date (that is, after seven years
of this thing), we've only consumed 12 of the possible 52 alphabetic short
options, and only 9 of the possible 26 lower-case short options? Again, on
this particular bikeshed, I don't have a strong opinion. But we just don't
seem to be trending towards a problem here yet, in my opinion.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Tue Jul 24 19:48:24 2007

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