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Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version

From: Sami Kerola
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:38:10 +0000

On 31 December 2013 23:49, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
>     >> +#define PROGRAM_NAME "hello"
>     >
>     > Since in our case it's the same as the package name, can't you use that
>     > here, and avoid duplicating the string "hello"?
>     I have feeling that might give wrong impression as an example.
> Anything in GNU hello is being implicitly recommended for general use.
> Normally, GNU packages have no need to deal with a special g-prefix.
> Therefore IMHO it is (much) better to omit the redundancy.

Maybe the question is if the use of gnulib module version-etc-fsf
should be recommended or not. If yes AUTHOR and PROGRAM_NAME are
unavoidable. I am in favor recommending unified look & style of --help
and --version outputs across commands, what this module tries to do.

Sami Kerola

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