> I kinda like that, because it makes the behavior completely independent
> of switch ordering, which seems like a good property to preserve.
> Anyone else have an opinion pro or con?

The only "con" argument I can think of is that "tar" and "rsync", whose syntax 
is familiar to a lot of sysadmins, apply switches left-to-right.  

However, I don't feel that that is a compelling argument.  The include/exclude 
switch order processing is something I've always *hated* about tar and has 
messed me up more times than I can count.  Also, Windows users could care 
less if we behave like tar.

So +1 to go with orderless switching.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL @ Sun
San Francisco

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