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Re: reposted feature request: assume 'help' as the argument when none is given and at least one is required

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-28 00:44:16 CET

Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Hi
>
> To me, this seems unintuitive:
>
> boole:~# svn
> Type 'svn help' for usage.
>
> How about assuming that, when an svn command that takes arguments is
> given none, 'help' is implied as the argument.
>
> So 'svn' with no arguments would become 'svn help' however 'svn up'
> which is happy with no arguments doesn't.

No, this is deliberate.

"svn" is a meaningless errorful invocation. So, you get a message to that
effect.

Errors should never auto-display usage, because then the error gets easily
lost, made much less visible compared to the large help text.

Max.

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