Am 24.10.2021 um 19:47 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Sun, 24 Oct 2021, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> ... despite the doc saying that the quiet option should lead to
True, the doc is not accurate on that point. Nonetheless, printing a
bare confirmation of the location from which the file was loaded is by
design -- other than that, the rest of the usual printed output from
"append" is supressed. I suppose there could be a --silent option that
truly prints nothing.
Yes, I think that would be good. IMO, when using such commands in
internal functions, there should be a way to really have the internal
function do its work silently, without the included commands interfering
in the output that's visible to the end user. (Unless something goes wrong.)
> Secondly, it would also be useful if 'store' had such an
option in the
> first place. The use case is the same as for append, namely that in some
> scripts/packages the printout shouldn't be cluttered with more or less
> meaningless path echo information.
That information is not meaningless if the command didn't specify an
absolute path. But maybe we could arrange to suppress it if an absolute
path was given.
Sorry, I didn't mean "meaningless" in general, but in the context of
certain (= "some") scripts or packages. Again, the point is that a
function author should have control over whether something like that is
printed out. I'm not sure the absolute path condition would ensure that.
Wouldn't a quiet (or silent) option also be easier to add?