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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: [BUG] tla dosen't handle '--' as end of option argu

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [BUG] tla dosen't handle '--' as end of option argument
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:26:49 +0900

address@hidden (James Blackwell) writes:
> Lets look at it from a more pragmatic standpoint. 
>  1. How many files do you have, and among those, how many start 
>     with a dash?  Out of 689,691 files on my filesystem, exactly 0
>     start with a dash. 

I recently saw a message on the gcc lisp suggesting they automatically
create a build directory (instead of building in the source tree), and
the writer's suggested name was "-build" (I oughta suggest "+build" I

Because it happens so rarely, when it _does_ happen, it causes no end of

tla is already fairly well prepared for this actually; many commands
that accept filenames also either require "--" as a separator (which is
good for another reason -- it forces people to get used to using it!) or
use a command-line syntax that avoids any ambiguity by putting version
arguments before the filename (e.g. tla get).

80% of success is just showing up.  --Woody Allen

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