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Old request 267658 Emphasize operator precedence for "a" over "-o" in ma

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Old request 267658 Emphasize operator precedence for "a" over "-o" in manpage
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 17:23:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)


I have been looking on old Debian bugs and have stumbled over 267658

| Come to think of it some reminder in man page for the operator
| precedence will be nice.

This would be easy to implement by adding an example:

--- a/find/find.1
+++ b/find/find.1
@@ -1505,7 +1505,13 @@ an error has already occurred.

-Listed in order of decreasing precedence:
+Listed in order of decreasing precedence (.i.e.
+"find \fIexpr1\fR -o \fIexpr2\fR \fIexpr3\fR"
+"find \fIexpr1\fR -o \fIexpr2\fR -a \fIexpr3\fR"
+"find \fIexpr1\fR -o ( \fIexpr2\fR -a \fIexpr3\fR" )

 .IP "( \fIexpr\fR )"

However I am not sure this is actually an improvement. If I was
considering operator precedence I would have looked at this part of
the manpage before, OTOH if I combined operators with -a and -o
without thinking about precedence an unlooked at part of the manpage
would not help. 

What do you think?

cu Andreas
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