[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-checkins] clients/src/mapiclient MapiClient.mx, , 1.86, 1.87

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Wed Sep 12 09:49:59 CEST 2007

Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 11-09-2007 15:51:28 +0000, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
>> Update of /cvsroot/monetdb/clients/src/mapiclient
>> In directory sc8-pr-cvs16.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv2455/src/mapiclient
>> Modified Files:
>> 	MapiClient.mx 
>> Log Message:
>> Coalesced mclient's -o and -f options into a single -f (output format)
>> option.
>> The -o option was used to specify output formatting for XQuery,
>> whereas -f was used to specify output formatting for the other
>> languages.  Now the same option is used for both (similar) functions.
>> This also frees up -o for a future, possible -o output file option.
> Is there a chance the two could be switched?  -f traditionally is in use
> for [f]ile.  JdbcClient also happens to have implemented the -f flag
> like that.

And -o has traditionally been used for output file.  I find -f more
logical for output formatting.  But in the end it doesn't really matter.

Sjoerd Mullender

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