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Re: Command line parsing with genparse

From: Michael Geng
Subject: Re: Command line parsing with genparse
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 16:49:43 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Dec 25, 2007 at 05:16:42PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> address@hidden (Michael Geng) wrote:
> > I added a new patch which shows how to use genparse for generating the 
> > command
> > line parsing code for the tail, ls and wc commands.
> Thanks for persevering.
> I've begun taking a look at using genparse again,
> now that you've addressed many of our concerns.
> FYI, I tried the latest genparse tarball and was dismayed to see that its
> "make install" tried to clobber the primary versions of ls, mv, uname,
> tail, wc in my personal (--prefix-specified) bin directory.  I suggest
> that you change genparse's "make install" rule not to install the demo
> versions of tools from its examples/ directory.

I verified this and found that not only the examples but also all the test 
scripts in tests/misc are copied on "make install". I generated a new genparse 
release (0.7.5) in order to prevent other people from the same experiance.


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