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Re: 71-getopt.patch

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: 71-getopt.patch
Date: 26 Feb 2001 09:40:30 +0100
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Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

> >>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
> Akim>         Add support for `-f', `-V', `-A', `-h'.
> Akim> +  -h, --help             print this help, then exit
> Akim> +  -V, --version          print version number, then exit
> I don't see any point in having short forms here.


> Akim> -      --amdir=DIR       directory storing config files
> Akim> +  -A, --amdir=DIR       directory storing config files
> I definitely don't want a short form for this.
> This option shouldn't really be used by users.

I use it all the time when hacking Autoconf and Automake :)

I introduced these short forms to sync completely the Autoconf and
Automake suites.

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