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Re: Passing unused opts to every command considered harmful

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-12-17 18:10:33 CET

On Dec 17, 2007 9:02 AM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> For now, I too fail to see why it's (in this case) a UI wart to have
> --username, --password and --non-interactive options to the svn
> client. Surely I do understand it's a UI wart to support other options
> (like --stop-on-copy), but I think the ones above are generic enough
> to have commands suddenly develop the need for them. (See our 'sudden'
> requirement for 'svn copy' to have them!)

Additionally, unless I'm missing something the main point of having
these three options in the first place is to use them in scripts. So
making it easier for script writers to use them is a good thing.

If the 'help' output implies too strongly that any command that takes
--non-interactive absolutely has a way to be interactive right now
(for example), then perhaps that needs to be changed.


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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Received on Mon Dec 17 18:10:46 2007

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