[PATCH] -r 1-100 not -r1:100 please...

David Allouche david at allouche.net
Sun May 29 16:06:01 BST 2005

On Fri, 2005-05-27 at 20:14 +0200, Denys Duchier wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> writes:
> > I agree that '-' is a decent separator character, but I think it is also
> > frequently used as a joining character. We have thought about it and
> > discussed it, and it doesn't really seem like the best character.
> How about using an ellipsis? using either 2 or 3 (or more) dots:
> 	N..M
> or      N...M
> would that work any better?

I think that would be a better idea.

      * The colon separated syntax tromps the conventional
        namespace-prefix use of colon.
      * The dash separated syntax is confusing and ugly with negative
        indices or uuids.

The ellipsis syntax has precedent in some CAS and I find it very

Also, it's very easy to type with a dvorak keymap :)

                                                            -- ddaa
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