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Re: [RFC/RFA] New 'to' command

On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 02:20:40PM -0500, Elena Zannoni wrote:
> Following up from the long long long thread:
> Here is a new command called 'to', which takes a location (any
> location) specified like for the break command, and simply continues
> to it, with the restriction that the current frame is not exited.
> I have left the current 'until' command alone, except for a modification
> of the help string.
> If this is agreed upon, I'll submit doco changes and testsuite.

Well, I like it just because it's nice to see us moving forwards... and
"to" is as good a name as any, I guess.  I'm worried that it doesn't
pass the obviousness test:

  - Hypothesize a forgetful Dan.  This is easy; I can provide one any
time you need one.
  - He remembers a long thread about until and to
  - But he's forgotten which one does which!
  - And he didn't think of checking in "help"!
  - So, how does he figure out which does which?

I think that the names of two commands should suggest logically
different behaviors, or we're just setting up more confusion.  I don't
see how given "until 900" and "to 900" the user could figure out which
wants the current frame.

That said, I don't mind this solution.  I'll get used to it; I suspect
anyone else who wants to use it can too.  Let's see if you satisfy
everyone else :)

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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