Issue 1291 darcs help: compress option list with --{no-}foo

Title darcs help: compress option list with --{no-}foo
Priority wishlist Status wont-fix
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List darcs-devel, dmitry.kurochkin, jaredj, kowey, markstos, thorkilnaur, twb
Assigned To
Topics ProbablyEasy, UI

Created on 2008-12-29.01:37:38 by twb, last changed 2010-07-17.14:17:28 by kowey.

msg6931 (view) Author: twb Date: 2008-12-29.01:37:33
Not using --[no-]foo in the subject because roundup treats square
brackets specially.

>From the mailing list:

twb> For example, "darcs pull --help" would have the following.  I
twb> already have an (ugly) patch to sort the options.  Perhaps we
twb> should also simplify things by compressing the --foo and --no-foo
twb> or --dont-foo options, e.g. "--[no-]foo".  Incidentally, why do
twb> we have both --no and --dont prefixes?!

ben> Yes, I think we should compress negated options to --[no-]foo and
ben> -- [dont-]foo. Hopefully, this will make the options list
ben> visually easier to read. The descriptions should probably be all
ben> for the positive version of these options.
msg6959 (view) Author: markstos Date: 2009-01-03.13:34:03
I agree this sounds like an improvement.
msg10667 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2010-04-04.17:51:53
Not to be confused with issue1457.  In this ticket, we leave the options
exactly as they are and just compress the help output.
msg11776 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2010-07-17.14:17:27
I vote we wont-fix this and just implement issue1457 instead :-)
(feel free to shout me down!)
Date User Action Args
2008-12-29 01:37:38twbcreate
2009-01-03 13:34:06markstossetpriority: wishlist
status: unread -> unknown
messages: + msg6959
nosy: + markstos
2009-08-21 17:37:58koweysetstatus: unknown -> needs-implementation
nosy: kowey, markstos, simon, twb, thorkilnaur, dmitry.kurochkin
topic: + UI
2009-08-21 17:38:15koweysettopic: + ProbablyEasy
nosy: + jaredj
2009-08-25 17:37:26adminsetnosy: + darcs-devel, - simon
2009-08-27 14:28:48adminsetnosy: kowey, markstos, darcs-devel, twb, thorkilnaur, jaredj, dmitry.kurochkin
2010-04-04 17:51:54koweysetmessages: + msg10667
2010-07-17 14:17:28koweysetstatus: needs-implementation -> wont-fix
messages: + msg11776