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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: Simple erlang plugins (was Re: couch_gen_btree: pluggable storage / tree engines)
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:01:36 GMT

On 02/02/2009, at 8:51 PM, Noah Slater wrote:

> This sounds pretty good.
> On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 04:10:56PM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
>>  -C      clean the plugins list
> What does this do? I think it needs more explanation.

clear the plugin list.

The plugin list is by default all the plugins in $DEFAULT_PLUGIN_DIR. - 
C clears the list, either to run without plugins, or as a precursor to  
using -D -G -P in some order to define a specific plugin ordering and/ 
or load additional plugins from non-default locations.

>>  -D      add all the plugins in $DEFAULT_PLUGIN_DIR
>>  -G DIR  add all the plugins in DIR
>>  -P DIR  add the plugin DIR
> Why have you chosen all capitals?

Because all the obvious lower case options have been used. I wanted to  
use long options, but the shell getopts doesn't allow it.

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to  
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the  
other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious  
   -- C. A. R. Hoare

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