Wed 07 Sep 2016 12:59:43 PM -03

Ideas:

  • Let all new commands to support also machine-readable formats as inputs and outputs.

  • Encourage some good CLI practices like --verbose and --dry-run/--simulate.

This, along with UNIX pipes and daemon interfacing, brings CLI to a new era of services that are:

  • Still based on small programs that do one thing but one thing right.
  • But also are capable of interacting with each other in an uniform way.

So let them support parameters like --json and --yaml for it's I/O.

In other words, with parsers and serializers it's possible to keep an ecosystem of UNIX microservices interacting with each other using a consistent API.

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