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From eric casteleijn <>
Subject Re: Proposal: let -c *not* ignore default.ini
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 19:15:01 GMT
Noah Slater wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 07:48:17PM +0100, eric casteleijn wrote:
>>> For me, this weird behaviour breaks the rule of least surprise.
>> I understand that, but for me it was actually the reverse. I expected
>> the default.ini to be used unless I specified an option to not use it,
>> and anything I passed into -c to customize the settings I wanted to
>> override. Perhaps it is my zc.buildout history, where you only ever
>> state what needs to be changed, and can even do things like:
> The --help output is very clear about this:
>   -c FILE     use configuration FILE (chainable, resets system default)
>> I can see that a consensus may not be within reach here, so perhaps
>> another option that does provide this behavior could be added, and if we
>> can find clear enough descriptions to distinguish the two. Perhaps
>> override vs. custom(ize) although all the obvious letters have already
>> been taken...
> I would accept a patch which added:
>   -c FILE     use configuration FILE (chainable, reset system default)
>   -C FILE     use configuration FILE (chainable, do not reset system default)

That seems like the best option, I shall write a patch, and put it in 
JIRA. Thanks for the feedback, all.

- eric casteleijn

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