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Re: Passing unused opts to every command considered harmful

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-12-17 18:51:46 CET

On Dec 17, 2007 11:10 AM, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> 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.

You're missing the point. Having --username is very useful for people
whose login id is different than their username in a Subversion
repository.

-Fitz

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