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

Harri Salokorpi hsalokor at ee.oulu.fi
Sun May 29 18:56:58 BST 2005

On Sunday 29 May 2005 20:26, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> I think I would be happy with ellipsis. I was a little concerned about
> conflict, but since you are using multiple dots, it isn't really a
> problem.

I think ellipsis would be a good choice. It is quite clear and double-dot 
notation is quite easy to type. 

> As far as the "negative numbers are something only a programmer would
> love", is probably correct. But if you are using a source control
> management system, you are likely to *be* a programmer. (Yes, not 100% but
> certainly more than average).

Indeed. Negative indexing in some cases is very useful. And non-programmer 
users usually want a GUI anyway.

> I would be happy to modify my last patch to use an elipsis notation,
> rather than using {} and :.

{} are reserved characters in some shells (should be a showstopper, IMHO) 
and : causes namespace problems. I think ellipsis is the safest choice.


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