On Sun, 09 Oct 2011 13:01:53 -0300, David Bremner <bremner at unb.ca> wrote:
> Another option occured to me that is consistent at least with notmuch
> tag and notmuch show would be to support the following transitional
> syntaxes
>         notmuch dump file
>         notmuch dump file [--] search terms
>         notmuch dump -- search terms
> the first two could then be deprecated, and eventually the syntax
>     notmuch dump search terms 
> could be enabled.

Hey, David.  I think this is a fine approach, Go with the transitional
"--" separator for one release or so, with a deprecation warning, and
then move to the standard form in the release after that.

> the question of whether to support 
>     notmuch dump --file foo.txt
> or something like 
>    notmuch --stdout=foo.txt dump
> could be dealt with later.

I realize the later probably requires more work, since we would have to
replace all print calls with a new function, but I think it's the
cleaner and more elegant solution.  There's no reason to have an output
redirection option for "dump"s and not for any of the other commands.


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