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Mark default options as features in the table #77

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palotasb opened this Issue Jan 8, 2018 · 1 comment

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palotasb commented Jan 8, 2018

Copying a comment from HN:

The table doesn't yet distinguish between lacking a command line flag due to absence of a feature vs due to the feature being the default. This is similar to the situation with case-sensitive search in GNU grep, which ends up with a blank cell even though it is the default. See: #72 (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16097529)

It could work like the "Use Perl (or Perl-compatible) regular expressions" which says (always) for ack. This might be preferable to re-phrasing the rows (such as "Re-enable case-sensitive search..." because the feature descriptions can remain simpler and I suspect most users of the website would welcome this info.

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petdance commented Jan 8, 2018

The chart is really a phrasebook, not a feature comparison. We need to do an actual feature comparison as well.

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