Comments on jpackage (JEP 343)
philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Sep 17 03:24:15 UTC 2019
> but I'd concede it to be "." as a default
On second thoughts I am not sure about that either.
I find it much cleaner to know what was generated by looking in a new
directory rather than
hunting in my current directory, especially for the default app-image
case which will dump
a bunch of unfamiliar files.
On 9/16/19, 8:13 PM, Philip Race wrote:
> I've been thinking about this.
> output is nicely symmetrical with input and in the case of a default
> app-image it is more than a single item
> and personally I'd much rather it not clutter my working directory and
> again you get symmetry with input
> which you really want to specify but I'd concede it to be "." as a
> default over changing the name to dest ...
> There is also precedent :
> jlink uses -output and these two tools are going to be frequently used
> So I would like to see the status quo.
> On 9/3/19, 11:58 AM, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
>> - The `--output`/`-o` option is confusing. It doesn’t name the
>> itself, but rather a directory into which the single item of output
>> will be placed. Typing `-o .` all the time is just annoying. It’d
>> be more logical to rename this option to `--dest`/`-d` and to
>> make it
>> optional, with a default value of `.`.
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