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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: How important is consistency in command line util options?
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:11:55 GMT
On 12/08/2010 05:38 PM, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> How important is consistency in options for Python command line utilities?
>
> I'm thinking particularly of consistent syntax for options that are supported in
> more than one utility. We use some options quite consistently, e.g. --durable
> always means the same thing.
>
> Broker addresses are specified in various ways:
>
> -a
> --broker-addr
> --broker-address
> a positional argument
>
> Timeout can usually be specified as "-t" or "--timeout", but in qpid-route, "-t"
> means "transport".
>
> Should we care about this?
>

Yep, we should go for consistency. I trip over the broker address 
inconsistencies every time I use the management tools.

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