Am 29.08.2013 22:36, schrieb Felipe Contreras:
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:03 PM, René Scharfe <l....@web.de> wrote:
If you have a --work-tree option then parseopt accepts --work as well,
unless it's ambiguous, i.e. another option starts with --work, too. So you
can have a descriptive, extra-long option and type just a few characters at
the same time.
Right, but what do we use in the documentation? Writing --work-tree in
the 'git reset' table for example would be rather ugly. I'm fine with
--work-tree, but I think it would be weird to have short-hands in the
documentation, although not entirely bad.
I don't see what's so ugly about it.
The git command itself has a --work-tree parameter for specifying the
location of the checked-out files, however. It could be confusing to
have the same parameter do different things:
$ git reset --work-tree=/some/where reset --work-tree
Perhaps a note in the documentation is enough to clear this up.
In general I think that the full long option should be mentioned in
synopsis and description, while abbreviated parameters could be used in
an example. The ability to understand unambiguous shortened options is
a general feature and doesn't have to be explained in the manpage for a
NB: It would be nice to have more commands use parseopt, for that
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