Re: Blocks for scope control

Robert Klemme <>
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 13:03:32 +0100
On 21.01.2012 15:41, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

On 12-01-21 08:25 AM, Robert Klemme wrote:

On 20.01.2012 02:16, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

On 12-01-16 02:55 AM, Robert Klemme wrote:

On 15.01.2012 22:49, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

I agree that this boilerplate is tedious, regardless how you do it. But
I didn't guess that your description was about such a scenario. ;-)

In summary, looking at my actual application command line options
(including which option datatypes I actually use), something like a
dozen of them [1], one could create half a dozen convenience methods
that would be used instead.

I don't think I can credibly argue that using the methods would be
worse. I am just not convinced it would be better. :-)

Fair enough.

But I'd like to think I am more sensible now: good command line design
is based on lots of usability experience with a dash of artistry.

I'd say this is true for so many areas of software engineering. :-)

Thank you for the elaborate explanation!

Kind regards


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