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GNU AutoGen Version 5.18/AutoOpts Version 40.0

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU AutoGen Version 5.18/AutoOpts Version 40.0
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:59:04 -0700
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GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes.  The two parts are combined because they are inextricably

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful configuration file, environment variable and
command line option documentation and management tool consisting of a
set of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

The self-referential example:

There are several other examples embedded in AutoGen:
A finite state machine generator, string name to enumeration value
conversions, and bit map and bit mask management, to name a few.

New in 5.18 - July, 2013
NEWS entries since the last release:

* Many doc improvements
* set membership option handling improved
* fixes for Solaris antiquities
* nomem_err() function gets emitted
* version and usage messages for option handling programs wrote
  the output to stdout, but stdout gets eval-ed.  Oops.

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the lists dot SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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