[spambayes-dev] proposal for more uniform option setting from the
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Wed Nov 12 14:59:44 EST 2003
>> This could be extended further. Should the user give an incomplete
>> -o flag such as "-o Storage" or "-o Storage:spam_cache", help about
>> that section or variable could be emitted:
Alex> I would tend to put this in a separate syntax, and have an
Alex> incomplete specification just emit an error message (possibly
Alex> saying something like 'use --help=Storage for more information').
I thought about this. I suppose you're right about the incomplete flags.
It doesn't give you a way to ask about all option file sections either. I
think it's best to leave --help/-h alone (no args) and have a pair of
standard options used like
with obvious semantics. Or maybe you can glob things:
--help-section=* # problematic - * can be special to shells
--help-section=all # relies on special "section" "all"
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