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Re: [Patch] Rebase: new switch --ephemeral
- From: Achim Gratz <Stromeko at nexgo dot de>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:13:47 +0200
- Subject: Re: [Patch] Rebase: new switch --ephemeral
- References: <20120702154908.GA4528@ednor.casa.cgf.cx>
Christopher Faylor writes:
> I don't think any native English speaker would use "ephemeral" as a
> switch name. I'll bet a significant number of native English speakers
> don't even know what it means.
How many of those are compiling their own Cygwin packages?
> And, I said "something like" not "you must use exactly what I said". I
> don't want to get in naming wars but, again, if you want people to
> actually know about and remember this option you need to use another
Fair enough. I've looked up all the synonyms to "ephemeral" and there
is none that makes a good switch name, IMHO. But I think this impasse
can be circumvented. The switch "ephemeral" gets renamed to "temporary"
(short form "-t") and becomes a flag, like -s already is and does just
alter the behaviour of rebase and not asking for a file list (which
still needs to be given with "-T file list"). Incidentally that rather
elegantly resolves one objection from Corinna that the files given on
the command line were unaccounted for. The invocation would then be:
rebase -stT file_list extra_file
Does this look more reasonable to you all?
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