[Rubygems-developers] New command-line help approach

Dick Davies rasputnik at hellooperator.net
Thu May 6 18:46:47 EDT 2004


* Michael Neumann <mneumann at ntecs.de> [0525 20:25]:
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 11:44:25PM -0400, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> > I refactored the --help command into
> > 
> >   --help
> >   --help-options
> >   --help-examples
> > 
> > based on a request and on common sense.
 
> Personally I'd like it more this way:
> 
>   gem help list  # show the help of the list command
>   gem install RedCloth-0-0-1
 
> The basic commands like "list", "install" etc. are given without "--",
> only special options (like http-proxy) which are themself no commands
> are given with "--". This distinguishes commands from options.

Personally I think that's a good layout - cvs / subversion-like
nested help, and the 'command'/'--option' syntax rings bells too..
 
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