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Re: --dry-run

From: Perry E. Metzger <perry_at_piermont.com>
Date: 2004-04-13 22:13:11 CEST

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> "James Montebello" <jamesm@quova.com> writes:
>> Trying to handwave away what are generally trivial-to-correct UI
>> issues with "no one ever asked for that before" isn't the way to
>> make your software attractive to a wide audience.
> And presuming to deem a dask "trivial-to-correct" with neither a
> demonstration of one's own ability to correct it, nor any other proof
> that the task is, in fact, trivial to correct, isn't a particularly
> strong position from which to make an argument.
> The fact of the matter is that the addition of a general --dry-run
> flag means passing that flag all over the codebase, which means
> changes not just to behaviors, but to published APIs -- not trivial.

Couldn't you just have the argument parser turn a --dry-run commit or
update into a status request instead, and not even touch the published

Perry E. Metzger		perry@piermont.com
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