[darcs-users] Adding a 'last regrets' question after patch selection

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 03:22:29 UTC 2008

Florent Becker <florent.becker at ens-lyon.org> writes:
>>> Commands could add more specialized answers to that question: for
>>> example, send could propose to edit the mail, or cc: someone, and so on.
>>> Of course the problem is that this would change darcs' interactive ui
>>> and break any scripts that interact with it (in particular our shell
>>> tests). We could also add a --cautious/--reckless flag pair, but i'm not
>>> too keen on adding many flags, especially when --reckless would probably
>>> not be that useful out of existing scripts (you save one 'y', if it
>>> counts for you, you're not using the interactive ui, are you?). What do
>>> you think? Change the ui, add a flag, do nothing, something else?
>> Perhaps what's really desired is a --dry-run switch for all commands,
>> which prints a high-level description of the action that WOULD be taken,
>> but doesn't actually take it.
> The problem with --dry-run is that you have to know that you are going
> to need it before you run the command, which is not always the case
> for mere mortals.

A good point; I withdrawn the --dry-run suggestion.

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