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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"

From: Dustin Sallings
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 11:33:14 -0700

On Sep 26, 2004, at 7:01, James Blackwell wrote:

Do you think it might be appropriate to dive into the code and assess
the ease of a change before recommending it?

Honestly, I'd recommend against this. If knowledge of the current structure of the code would prevent someone from coming up with a more friendly help system, then it should probably be avoided until it's time to implement.

I've seen quite a few people say they've switched from arch to darcs just because of the number of lines of help output. It seems like a pretty important thing to get right and should probably be designed from the correctness point of view instead of how well it fits into the current code base.

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