Summary:ASTERISK-11087: [patch] Optionally swap the first and second CLI arguments for a more "human" interface
Reporter:Tilghman Lesher (tilghman)Labels:
Date Opened:2007-12-19 22:09:20.000-0600Date Closed:2011-06-07 14:02:50
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Environment:Attachments:( 0) 20071219__alternate_cli.diff.txt
Description:To quiesce the really long thread on the -users that I'm really tired of reading...
Comments:By: Olle Johansson (oej) 2007-12-22 00:57:24.000-0600

Hmm. This would make it even harder to write docs, books and examples. I know how you feel.

Can't we create an alias function instead, something that people can install in asterisk.conf so they can create any CLI they want and we'll only document the "standard" CLI.

By: Tilghman Lesher (tilghman) 2007-12-24 20:44:27.000-0600

It's not how I feel; it's that people want the option.  I don't care which way we go, as long as the interface is consistent.

By: Russell Bryant (russell) 2007-12-26 10:18:00.000-0600

Like you said, I want the interface to be consistent.  In that light, I do not feel this patch is appropriate for commit as it certainly does not make things more consistent.  However, I'm glad that you wrote it if it will make people happy.

We probably need to revisit the CLI command structure.  If most people want it the other way, then fine, I don't really care.  We just need to pick a way, and make it consistent.  That was the whole point of the changes made in 1.4, but it sounds like we chose the wrong way ...

By: Jason Parker (jparker) 2008-01-15 13:45:43.000-0600

strangely, not a single person has reported testing this.  Is this something we want to keep open?

I don't think we need to have a bug open, to think about how we want to change this.


By: Jason Parker (jparker) 2008-01-15 14:42:34.000-0600

Closing, per comment and agreement from several people.