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Re: PSPP-BUG: Problem with command line interface

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: Problem with command line interface
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:24:48 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> For example, if we're going to allow syntax files to be
> specified on the command line, then I think that should (for
> the gui) automatically imply the -s flag.

Should specifying a syntax file to PSPPIRE mean that it should
execute it, or just that it should open it in a syntax editor
window?  I suspect the latter, and in that case I'm not sure that
-s is necessary.

(-s isn't really sufficient, either.)
On Perl: "It's as if H.P. Lovecraft, returned from the dead and speaking by
seance to Larry Wall, designed a language both elegant and terrifying for his
Elder Things to write programs in, and forgot that the Shoggoths didn't turn
out quite so well in the long run." --Matt Olson

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