Issue 2433 darcs help texts are often out-dated

Title darcs help texts are often out-dated
Priority bug Status resolved
Milestone 2.10.0 Resolved in 2.10.0
Superseder Nosy List bfrk
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Created on 2015-02-02.23:20:07 by bfrk, last changed 2015-03-17.20:21:19 by noreply.

msg17991 (view) Author: bfrk Date: 2015-02-02.23:20:05
Let me mention just two examples:

1) Darcs send was changed to not send mail by default, instead you must
use --mail to get that back. This is nowhere mentioned in the help text.

2) Darcs fetch --help still claims "[it] will use the repository from
which you have most recently either pushed or pulled", which not even
true in 2.8.5: you have to use --set-default explicitly to get that.

I think a general review of teh help texts is in order. Are we any
further w.r.t. getting away from the multi-line string literals in the
code? They make it awfully hard to update the help texts. (I so wish we
had something like HERE docs in Haskell...)
msg18316 (view) Author: noreply Date: 2015-03-17.20:21:18
The following patch sent by Guillaume Hoffmann <guillaumh@gmail.com> updated issue issue2433 with
status=resolved;resolvedin=2.10.0 HEAD

* resolve issue2433: fix help strings of send and fetch 
Ignore-this: af80c04ee978d71c95a568a297d73689
Date User Action Args
2015-02-02 23:20:07bfrkcreate
2015-03-17 20:21:19noreplysetstatus: unknown -> resolved
messages: + msg18316
resolvedin: 2.10.0