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Bug#285038: marked as forwarded (swig: -help is on stderr)

Subject: Bug#285038: marked as forwarded swig: -help is on stderr
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:18:25 -0800
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Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 17:00:19 +0100
From: Torsten Landschoff <[email protected]>
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Subject: [PATCH] -help writes to stderr - why not stdout?
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Hi, it's me again.

A user of the swig package asked why -help outputs to stderr, as the=20
usage information is the correct output of that operation and not really
an error. I think it should go to stdout... See also:

  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=3D285038

Suggested trivial patch attached.

Greetings

        Torsten

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Index: Source/Modules/main.cxx
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvsroot/swig/SWIG/Source/Modules/main.cxx,v
retrieving revision 1.49
diff -u -r1.49 main.cxx
--- Source/Modules/main.cxx     22 Nov 2004 01:37:29 -0000      1.49
+++ Source/Modules/main.cxx     12 Feb 2005 15:55:20 -0000
@@ -521,8 +521,8 @@
             Swig_error_msg_format(EMF_MICROSOFT);
            Swig_mark_arg(i);
          } else if (strcmp(argv[i],"-help") == 0) {
-           fputs(usage1,stderr);
-           fputs(usage2,stderr);
+           fputs(usage1,stdout);
+           fputs(usage2,stdout);
            Swig_mark_arg(i);
            help = 1;
          }

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