Re: Inconsistencies in handling command flags: `--flag=value` different than `--flag value`

Subject:Re: Inconsistencies in handling command flags: `--flag=value` different than `--flag value`

Date:Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:33:24 -0700

To:Daniel Kahn Gillmor ,Ciprian Dorin Craciun ,Tomi Ollila

Cc:notmuch@notmuchmail.org

From:Jameson Graef Rollins


On Tue, Apr 28 2020, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> One final way we could normalize everything and make it less
> idiosyncratic, with shorter, simpler man pages: deprecate and then drop
> the --booloption/--no-booloption mechanisms, requiring --booloption=true
> or --booloption=false instead.  Once they're dropped, allow whitespace
> between "--booloption true" and "--booloption false" just like every
> other type of option.

Or we could just use only --booloption/--no-booloption...

jamie.
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