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Re: Bug#295328: general: Help messages to stderr should be banned

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:19:12AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Feb 15, Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sf.net> wrote:
> > I suppose I will start filing minor bugs against packages that do
> > this.  I'd like to hear other people's opinions, though.  (It occurs
> > to me that help output to stderr is arguably appropriate if an invalid
> > option is given).  Part of the problem is that its fairly depressing
> WTF? This is a long-time UNIX tradition,

So your best rebuttal is "It's tradition!"?  Strong argument you've got

> I'd summarily close such a bug opened on one of my packages.

Good for you.

- Matt

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