Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>>>>> "drv" == Didier Verna
drv> The output of `configure --help' should stay clear and
Stay? You consider the prepatch version "concise"? Haw!!
Actually no. I think it should be even more concise :-)
drv> You could all the same put the literature in a text file,
drv> state its existence at the beginning of configure's
drv> output. That would be a better solution IMO.
Not me; I use configure --usage often. But you're welcome to do it.
My feeling is that most people would read carefully the help once, and
then make a shell script with their favorite options. But anyway, I have a
really hard time understanding how you can prefer `configure --usage' over
opening the file in your favorite text editor.
Also, for inclusion in INSTALL, configure.usage probably should
by 25--50%. It's far too terse (!) for a README-style document.
We have what's in the INSTALL file and I believe your stuff should go
there. Not everything actually, since some of your contents already exists in
configure --help standard output. configure --help should be seen as a "quick
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