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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-08 10:44:25

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Andrey Melnikov wrote:
>>>Do we really need these "*" and ";" ? In all programs I've seen it would
>>>be just
>>> --help This help message.
>>> --help-project Information on building for this project.
>>> --help-command Command line syntax and available options.
>>> --help-doc How to control the output of this help text.
>>> --help-internal Boost.Build implementation details.
>> Need is very relative in this case. The "*" are there because it is
>> trying to represent the equivalent HTML structure, of an unordered list,
>> which is what it constructs internally. And prints out as either text or
>> HTML. As for the alignment, it's not easy to do that in bjam so I'm not
>> sure it's worth the effort.
> Can we just remove ; then? So users won't try "bjam --help-command;".

Good call!

Dave Abrahams
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