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Re: Proposal to improve readability (specially for non-english users)


From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: Proposal to improve readability (specially for non-english users)
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 03:49:07 GMT

<address@hidden> wrote in message 
news:address@hidden
> Proposal to change the
> static const *const usg[] = {
>  ....
> } value in the file /SRC/main.c file to improve the readability.
>
>
> A new member of our team encountered some problem to understanding  the 
> cvs "usage" message.
> when he try to figure out how to get help. (command line) Consulting 
> older team members resulted
> in an proposal which was build into our local CVS version.
>
>
> instead of the original text:
> DCL>cvs
> usage: cvs [cvs-options] command [command-options-and-arguments]
>   where cvs-options are -q, -n, etc.
>     (specify --help-options for a list of options)
>   where command is add, admin, etc.
>     (specify --help-commands for a list of commands
>      or --help-synonyms for a list of command synonyms)
>   where command-options-and-arguments depend on the specific command
>     (specify -H followed by a command name for command-specific help)
>   Specify --help to receive this message
>
> The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is a tool for version control.
> For CVS updates and additional information, see
>     the CVS home page at http://www.cvshome.org/ or
>     Pascal Molli's CVS site at http://www.loria.fr/~molli/cvs- index.html
>
>
> we propose for making it in more readable:
>
> DCL>cvs
>  Usage: cvs [cvs-options] command [command-options-and-arguments]
>      where cvs-options  are -q, -n, etc.
>      where command    is add, admin, etc.
>      where command-options-and-arguments depend on the specific command
>  Help:
>      cvs --help-options     for a list of options
>      cvs --help-commands for a list of commands
>      cvs --help-synonyms  for a list of command synonyms
>      cvs --help to receive this message
>      cvs -H command for command-specific help

I like it.  It's easier on the eyes and (IMO) makes much more sense.  Great 
idea.

- Dennis 




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