[GRASS-dev] remove d.vect -v flag

Martin Landa landa.martin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 11:02:21 EST 2006


done in CVS (I hope;-)

Best, Martin

2006/11/24, Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>:
> Martin Landa wrote:
> > do you think we can remove the -v flag from d.vect module? I don't
> > think it is used in scripts, etc.
> No, not during GRASS 6.x. While it may not be used in any official
> scripts it may break a users' scripts.
> To prepare for it's removal in GRASS 7 you can modify the -v flag to
> assert GRASS_VERBOSE=x and print a G_warning("-v depreciated"), and then
> modify the module's "quiet=" code to set itself based on the
> GRASS_VERBOSEity level. Then when GRASS 7 comes out it is simple to
> remove it.
> e.g. as Jachym has done for r.buffer.
> I see it is pretty useless. I guess you could rip out the two calls to
> it and change the flag's description to -v "unused, will be removed in
> future". I guess it is useful for d.vect from the GUI, but then it
> should use G_message() and G_done_msg() which obey --quiet, and have no
> -v flag. i.e. it isn't always clear when a module which runs in a GUI
> window has finished, so in that situation these messages are quiet nice.
> It also would be nice if G_done_msg() could trigger a green check-mark
>   / graphic when complete, as G_warning() triggers a "!" and
> \/  G_fatal_error() triggers a "X" in the GUI output.
> Hamish

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