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Re: Next upload 2012-06-26 (dpkg 1.16.5)

On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 07:52:18PM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-07-28 at 11:59:07 +0200, Neil McGovern wrote:
> > Right, the delta diff was small enough that I actually put in the time
> > to look at the full diff. This took a number of hours, but anyway:
> Well then, thanks for taking the time.
> > Some questions:
> > dpkg-1.16.8/dpkg-deb/main.c
> >   -"  -h|--help                        Show this help message.\n"
> >   -"  --version                        Show the version.\n"
> >   +"  -?, --help                       Show this help message.\n"
> >   +"      --version                    Show the version.\n"
> > Why are you removing -h?
> Using -h (or -H) on a program that you don't know its command-line
> options could produce surprising effects, as such the only safe option
> that can be used blindly is really --help, which is unambiguous (or -?
> now). Keeping -h does not seem useful after those, so I removed them.

This really doesn't fit with any of the freeze guidelines, but lots of
the other bits don't either.

> Jonathan has already replied to the other inquiries.

However, unblocked and set to age-days 30. Please note that future
uploads will invalidate this unblock, and I'm hopeful that any future
requests will strictly follow guidelines and introduce the absolute
minimal changes needed.


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