Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> Why not encourage the use of a standardized '--action' option instead?
> Because it's an unpleasant UI. :)
>> This can work with lesser compatibility headaches for both the commands
>> taking mode options and the commands taking mode words:
>> "git submodule init" becomes "git submodule --action=init"
>> "git tag --delete TAG" becomes "git tag --action=delete TAGNAME"
> That looks like a bad change in both cases --- it involves more
> typing without much upside to go along with it. But
> "git submodule init" gains synonym "git submodule --init"
> "git tag --delete TAG" stays as "git tag --delete TAG"
> looks fine to me.
I agree 100% with the above that illustrates why --action=<name> is
a bad idea. As I already said, adding action-option like --init, if
doing so might help people, I am not opposed to it.
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