Subversion - user feedback
julianfoad at btopenworld.com
Wed May 17 12:34:49 CDT 2006
Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On 5/16/06, Woodward, Graeme Kenneth (Graeme) <graemew at agere.com> wrote:
>>- provide an obvious 'version' command line option on svn, and information
>>in the help system & in the book.
> 'svn help' shows all commands, just like 'cvs help'. 'svn help help'
> shows the --version switch.
In Graeme's defence, yes it does, but "--version" isn't logically a switch to
the "help" command, it's just implemented like it is, and that weirdness has
bugged me for ever. There's no reason why anyone should think of running "svn
help help" in order to discover the "--version" option; rather, that command
should tell the user how to get help.
In my opinion, "svn help" should list the global options, and "--version"
should be a global option (logically at least, whatever the implementation
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