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122520
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Subject: unknown options ignored
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:46:14 +0100
To: bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org
From: Zefram <zefram@fysh.org>
If cpan(1) is given a command-line option that it doesn't support, it sends an error message to stderr, but then carries on, ignoring the option. This is bad behaviour: an unknown option means that the program doesn't know what the user was attempting to do, and what it thinks was requested from the remaining options and arguments may be entirely the wrong thing. For example, cpan(1) documents a -n option for dry-run mode, noting that it is unimplemented. If someone actually tries the option, perhaps in the hope that it has by now been implemented, the option is ignored and a regular wet install ensues. Given any unknown or unsupported option, cpan(1) should abort. -zefram
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #122520] unknown options ignored
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:55:19 -0400
To: "bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org" <bug-CPAN@rt.cpan.org>
From: brian d foy <brian.d.foy@gmail.com>
I have no problem with this change, but I don't have time to work on it myself at the moment.
As of commit c3439280 we fail when we encounter an unknown option.
Fixed in 2.25. Thanks for the report!


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