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Re: CVS update: MODIFIED: src ...

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS update: MODIFIED: src ...
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:35:18 -0500 (EST)

Derek Robert Price writes:
> Incidentally, usages specifications do not seem to be addressed by the 
> GNU coding standards, either.  I did find an lpc man page on the net 
> similar to what you described, but even the tar, pax, ar, and lpc on my 
> system only use the multiple invocation list descriptions.  That might 
> be the way to go, but I think even that would get messy in this instance.

I agree.  I think the "problem" is that very few of the standard
utilities have "required options", if you'll forgive the oxymoron, and
none of those that do have consistent syntaxes, so the multiple line
method actually works best for them and thus the more general problem
isn't addressed.  That leads people to make up their own conventions
causing inconsistency and, perhaps, confusion.

-Larry Jones

I stand FIRM in my belief of what's right!  I REFUSE to
compromise my principles! -- Calvin

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