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Re: Retiring --tollef


From: Calvin Morrison
Subject: Re: Retiring --tollef
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:53:21 -0500

Exterminate Exterminate Exterminate

On 16 February 2013 20:15, Wayne E. Seguin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Nuke it.
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Ole Tange <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> Some distributions (most recently Ubuntu) seem to enable --tollef by
>> default without stressing they have done so to their users.
>>
>> If that caused support issues for the distribution I would not mind,
>> but it seems users are coming here for support; in which case the bad
>> decision of the distributions causes extra support burden here.
>>
>> So I am considering obsoleting --tollef from next release with
>> scheduled complete retirement of the option one year from next
>> release.
>>
>> That would make GNU Parallel backwards incompatible from version
>> 20140222 which is not something I take lightly (the last time this
>> happened was with the introduction of --xapply in 20110522 causing
>> multiple ::: to change meaning).
>>
>> Therefore, dear user, please let your voice be heard:
>>
>> Do you want to save --tollef (And thus take the extra support)? Or are
>> you OK with retiring the option?
>>
>>
>> /Ole
>>
>
>
>
> --
>   ~Wayne
>
> Wayne E. Seguin
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