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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 11:21:51 CET

Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Dassi, Nasser wrote:
>
>> If "svn" defaulted to "svn help" then the same logic would assume (as a
>> user) that typing "svn up" would display the HELP for the "up" command.
>>
>>
>
> You didn't read my email properly. I said:
>
> "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."

It doesn't matter, it *still* contravenes the "Do not display usage on
error"
 philosophy.

Your proposed change goes against the dominant design philosophy of the
Subversion CLI - a philosophy that I for one have no interest whatsoever in
changing.

Max.

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