Re: [ Pozilla #2 ] galeon R 0.11.0

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 06:15:02PM +0300, Yanko Kaneti wrote:
> > > its a little awakening call to see that there are still programs/scripts
> > > which take potentially embarrasing actions on behalf of the user without
> > > even asking him anything. this is plain borken behavior imho.
> > 
> > Wrong, if you do now the --help options and do read the man-page
> >  you see that it's constructed _for_ automated operation. It's behalf of the
> >   user if he uses it or not, but I don't think that this is broken behaviour..
> you are mistaking a program/script made for personal use where you know
> all thats going to happen and therefore dont give it any options even on
> its first run, with a program/script made for general use by many
> people.

Maybe it's my fault to get a good and useful script into CVS to let other
 people get the "good sides" of -- my fault, open source is hell, not?! Did get my sarcasm now?

> making reading the manual a prior requrement insted of forcing it on
> first use is a bad decision to make

Hm? Sure? I will integrate a small check and warning on the first run
 to get it IP -- don't ask for what this IP stands now for.

> i dont think  rm, dd, mkfs or any other widely used program with
> potentialy unwanted behavior exhibits the behavior your srcipt does

Hm, rm -rf /; does rm ask you if you're wanting this? Normally not and I don't
 guess that a completely swept / is very good -- except you're working for
  a important-data-recovery company of course..

> > Maybe you've never read the manual page?!
> no i never did. just for the reasons i stated above. i didnt want to use
> it in some productive manner, just wanted to see what it is about. even
> if i started it with --help the param description that comes does not
> give a hint what would happen if i run this without params, this is
> broken to no end.

Maybe I should add a special "--info|yanko" switch extra to get informations
 about the use but: who'd call it with --info if the person even didn't 
  read the manual of the utility?!

> just my frustrated 2 cents

Hm, really frustrating how misuse can cause frustration..
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