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Re: --debug documentation, output

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: --debug documentation, output
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:36:29 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 02:54:11PM -0700, Karl Berry wrote:
>     As far as I can remember there is no meaning at all.  
>     ...
>     If I recall well, the tree is printed each time
>     there is a new line, which is quite verbose!
> Indeed.  If one is actually deeply debugging the parser specifically, I
> can see that that can be useful, but otherwise ...  how about with
> --debug=1, the tree is not printed,
> --debug=10 (or more), the tree is printed at the end of the run,
> --debug=100 (or more), the tree is printed at each newline.
> All other messages could continue be printed with any value, as they are
> now.
> I don't feel strongly about those values (maybe they should be
> bit-oriented), or indeed about the whole thing, just an idea.

I don't like bit-oriented, I never know how to use that.

I implemented your proposal, although I don't feel this is really better
than doing the same for all the values.  I think that we should not
document this in an 'official' place for now.


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