[pacman-dev] [PATCH v4] paccache: adding the possibility for multiple cachedirs

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Wed Aug 27 12:47:07 EDT 2014

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 08:02:49PM +0400, Yanus Poluektovich wrote:
> On 08/27/2014 07:55 PM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> >On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 06:09:37PM +0400, Yanus Poluektovich wrote:
> >>Why is the dir list comma-separated? The standard for *nix is to separate
> >>paths with a colon.
> >
> >In environment variables, sure. Do you have an example of where this is
> >done in a command line argument?
> Hmmm. Off the top of my head I can remember one — java -cp argument.

Java is a really poor choice to argue with. Command line flags to Java
look almost nothing like those in other *nix programs. At times, it even
appears inconsistent with itself. For example:


These are most similar to "long options", but use a single dash which is
the syntax used by "short options". The latter 2 also appear to use a
":" character to separate the flag name from its value, rather than the
more commonly found "=" found in *nix flags.


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