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

From: Zenaan Harkness
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 08:31:13 +1000

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 08:22, Miles Bader wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 07:19:45AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > However, what I would suggest, is that unless it's needed as a standard
> > part of working on public ("open") projects, the newbie doesn't need it.
> > I'm working on an internal/ proprietary project though, so I can't
> > comment further on that.
> Since when is help "only for newbies"?
> Certainly the help output should be "newbie friendly", in that it shouldn't
> be completely overloaded with random commands to the point of seeming absurd
> and daunting, but that hardly means there shouldn't be some frequently used
> "level 2" commands in there (those used by people doing things other than
> constantly updating from other's public archives).

I don't think we are in disagreement here. I happen to be one that is
not "constantly updating from other's public archives" - indeed, quite
the opposite, as mentioned elsewhere.

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