[Mono-devel-list] [PATCH] Monodoc frontend love

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Jul 19 00:29:39 EDT 2004


> when trying to get monodoc command line help, the user might enter -? or
> -h or --? or --h; the only option that will give them a usage message
> right now is "--help". If the user enters any of the other switches,
> monodoc will try and load the switch as a topic. Instead, the user
> should get a usage message if they input any unrecognized command
> following any number of dashes.
> Also, if the user _really_ wants to open a topic starting with "-" from
> the command line, they can use the standard "--" switch which means "all
> strings after -- are arguments" to open that topic, supported by this
> patch.

When would a topic start with `--', do you have an example of this?

> Lastly, if you run --make-index as a user and don't have permission to
> /usr/lib/monodoc/monodoc.index (a common enough occurrence) you get the
> entire UnauthorizedAccessException callstack dumped to ouptput. This
> patch dumps just the message, "Access to the path
> "/usr/lib/monodoc/monodoc.index" is denied."

I wonder if the program should not instead create a user-specific
index, and have the program load this index is available.  Maybe this
is something you could implement?

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