[darcs-users] darcs-2 help behavior

Dan Pascu dan at ag-projects.com
Sat Oct 11 09:48:29 UTC 2008

Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Dan Pascu <dan at ag-projects.com> writes:
>> I'm not against such a feature. I'm against the fact that is enabled
>> by default, in such a way that it's next to impossible to disabled it
>> without affecting some other part of darcs or the other applications.
>> A --pager option to the help command would solve this nicely. It
>> should default to off, so the old behavior is possible. At the same
>> time anyone who wants a pager by default can add to ~/.darcs/defaults
>> a line like
>> help pager
> Rather I think it should be --paged or --not-paged. To me, --pager
> implies that it takes an argument -- which pager to use.
> There's already darcs changes --interactive, which changes darcs changes
> to listen to the user rather than just dumping everything to stdout.
> Perhaps this feature should also be called --interactive?

Any of your proposals are better than mine, though --interactive 
suggests that the user will provide some input, which he is not, except 
if we consider that him pressing the up/down keys to navigate the output 
is input.


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