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Wed Apr 7 18:49:10 CEST 1999
>>>>> "Dave" == Dave Dykstra <dwd at lucent.com> writes:
Dave> I agree that ps and tar are bad models. The only reason that
Dave> "-" is deprecated on GNU ps, as the man page says, is so in the
Dave> future they can distinguish between System V style options and
Dave> BSD style options. Besides, you're not proposing removing the
Dave> hyphens on the short options, you're proposing removing the
Dave> double-hyphen on the long options.
Dave> A better example perhaps is cvs, which has options and
Dave> "commands". Gpg also makes that distinction, but commands all
Dave> use the syntax of options. It may make sense to remove the
Dave> double-dash on just the long form of commands.
Concidering what Dave is saying here, I agree that if the intent is to
differentiate between commands and options then a non GNUish -- lead is
not required, as you say Dave, in CVS. But here one needs to note the
distinctions between general options and command options which may
make things a tad confusing, (eg: cvs -z3 update -P).... Maybe they
are already confusing... what the heck?
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