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Re: [PATCH] gdb: gdb.1 - order options alphabetically in manual page
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: Jari Aalto <jari dot aalto at cante dot net>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 18:08:21 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] gdb: gdb.1 - order options alphabetically in manual page
- References: <email@example.com>
> Order of the options would follow the convention used in other GNU
> programs lik Cf. cp(1), mv(1), etc.
I am not aware of any conflicting requirement regarding the order
that the GDB command-line switches have to follow in the man pages,
so your suggestion makes sense.
> I have assigned papers to FSF (Emacs). Please let me know if more is
Unfortunately, I do not think that we can use your emacs assignment
for GDB code. The problem is that I have no idea if it is OK to accept
changes of this nature. Normally, the guidelines for accepting patches
without an assignment on file is that it should be 10 lines or less.
So your patch does not qualify. But on the other hand, it is the obvious
implementation of the idea of ordering the switches by alphabetical
Does anyone know? Should I enquire?