GNU bug report logs - #7486
philosophical wishlist

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Kjetil Halvorsen <kjetilbrinchmannhalvorsen@HIDDEN>; Keywords: notabug; dated Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:23:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Added tag(s) notabug. Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: Re: bug#7486: philosophical wishlist
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severity 7486 wishlist
tags 7486 + notabug
thanks

Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> All the GNU coreutils commands should accept a new flag:
> --example
>
> Which should print a (half)screenfull of instructive examples,
> functioning as a reminder.
>
> This idea is taken from the project Gnu R (www.r-project.org).
> R has a command example(9, which is invokes as
> example(fun)
>
> and then runs the examples from the help-page of fun.
>
> Extremely usefull!

Thanks for the suggestion.
Marking as notabug/wishlist.




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On 11/26/2010 08:47 AM, Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> All the GNU coreutils commands should accept a new flag:
> --example
>=20
> Which should print a (half)screenfull of instructive examples,
> functioning as a reminder.
>=20
> This idea is taken from the project Gnu R (www.r-project.org).
> R has a command example(9, which is invokes as
> example(fun)
>=20
> and then runs the examples from the help-page of fun.
>=20
> Extremely usefull!

Thanks for reporting this.  However, you'll need to report this to the
bug-standards@HIDDEN list to get it accepted into the GNU Coding
Standards before we could reasonably ask all GNU programs to consider
adding this functionality.

http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/standards.html#Command_002dLi=
ne-Interfaces

--=20
Eric Blake   eblake@HIDDEN    +1-801-349-2682
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All the GNU coreutils commands should accept a new flag:
--example

Which should print a (half)screenfull of instructive examples,
functioning as a reminder.

This idea is taken from the project Gnu R (www.r-project.org).
R has a command example(9, which is invokes as
example(fun)

and then runs the examples from the help-page of fun.

Extremely usefull!

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen




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