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[SR-2025] "swift build" usage text should specify defaults #5249

modocache mannequin opened this issue Jul 8, 2016 · 2 comments

[SR-2025] "swift build" usage text should specify defaults #5249

modocache mannequin opened this issue Jul 8, 2016 · 2 comments


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modocache mannequin commented Jul 8, 2016

Previous ID SR-2025
Radar None
Original Reporter @modocache
Type Improvement
Status Resolved
Resolution Done
Additional Detail from JIRA
Votes 0
Component/s Package Manager
Labels Improvement, StarterBug
Assignee czechboy0 (JIRA)
Priority Medium

md5: e23a6d16db5a9614574682308f22c7b9

Issue Description:

Kudos on the very helpful help text for "swift build":

$ swift-build --help
OVERVIEW: Build sources into binary products

USAGE: swift build [mode] [options]

  -c, --configuration <value>   Build with configuration (debug|release)
  --clean <mode>                Delete artifacts (build|dist)

  -C, --chdir <path>       Change working directory before any other operation
  --build-path <path>      Specify build directory
  --color <mode>           Specify color mode (auto|always|never)
  -v, --verbose            Increase verbosity of informational output
  -Xcc <flag>              Pass flag through to all C compiler invocations
  -Xlinker <flag>          Pass flag through to all linker invocations
  -Xswiftc <flag>          Pass flag through to all Swift compiler invocations

NOTE: Use `swift package` to perform other functions on packages

I feel this can be improved by specifying what the defaults are for some of these options. For example, the default path for build-path is the current directory. The default configuration is debug.

/cc @aciidb0mb3r, @abertelrud

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aciidgh commented Jul 8, 2016

I agree, specifying default options will be nice.

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Comment by Honza Dvorsky (JIRA)

PR: #541

@swift-ci swift-ci transferred this issue from apple/swift-issues Apr 25, 2022
@shahmishal shahmishal transferred this issue from apple/swift May 4, 2022
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