[Gluster-devel] Fwd: Snapshot feature design review

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Mon Dec 23 08:26:50 UTC 2013

On 12/20/2013 12:32 PM, Rajesh Joseph wrote:
> Hi Vijay,
> The hyphenated options are used to distinguish multiple optional options used in snapshot commands.
> One case you already mention which is of Consistency Group. There are some more cases.
> e.g. In snapshot create we have to provide the volume name, snapshot name and description. Both
> snapshot name and description are optional fields.
> So to handle such cases we have to replace most of the hyphenated options with keywords, e.g. "consistency-group",
> "snap-name", etc. Do you see any issues especially usability if hyphenated options are replaced with keywords?

Yes, having a keyword to distinguish multiple options is fine. We need 
to avoid hyphenated options in gluster CLI to keep the behavior 
consistent. I do not see any major issues with using keywords.


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