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Re: Hurd program output for --help, --usage, and --version

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Hurd program output for --help, --usage, and --version
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 04:39:44 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.4i

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 02:42:27AM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    ifsock: all arguments yeild "must be started as a translator" This
>    may be valid output???
> Valid since its a translator.

No.  Even translators should support argument checking (ie, check if they
are valid) and --help/--version/-V when invoked as normal programs.
>    init: --help and --usage yield: "can only be run by a bootstrap
>    system"
> This is a bug IMHO, --help should always print something meningful.

Yes, but very low priority.

>    mach-defpager: all arguments yield: "Another default memory manager
>    is already running"
> Because you already have it running.  I would call it a bug, it
> shouldn't try to start it self if you give it a --help/--version
> argument.

I agree, again, super-low priority.
>    pflocal: all arguments yield: "Usage: ./pflocal"
> Its a translator, what ya' expect? =)

Something useful? :)


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