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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: [RFE] Default Help target on error ?
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2000 06:53:47 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@bost.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 July 2000 16:48
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [RFE] Default Help target on error ?
> 
> 
> >>>>> "PD" == Peter Donald <donaldp@mad.scientist.com> writes:
> 
>  PD> Other people however want a standard way to get help. In GNU apps
>  PD> u just give --help and help will be displayed. There is no
>  PD> equivelent standard for Ant and Ant newbies miss it :P
> 
> So just tell them the standard is to have a target named "help" and
> the standard Ant way of invoking the help is "ant help"?
> 

I'm not really following this thread. I'm not sure why we have 

ant help

This means no user can have a help target. 

ant -help 

works and seems more regular.

Am I missing something?

Conor


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