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Re: [Monotone-devel] popt buggy

From: Julio M. Merino Vidal
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] popt buggy
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 16:16:51 +0000

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 21:51 -0800, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:35:26PM -0500, Jeremy Cowgar wrote:
> > > So, for anyone who wants to venture into popt source, here follows a
> > > patch I created to fix this particular problem, and that I'm going to
> > > send back to the Debian maintainers.  It doesn't solve everything, but
> > > it does remove the worst stumbling block.  With that, monotone can
> > > actually handle several -@ on the command line with no problem.
> > 
> > What about non-debian users? Do the send patches back to the main authors?
> Popt seems to be orphaned upstream, not to mention how long it would
> take for this bugfix to propagate out to users even if not...
> I think our only reasonable choices are "ship our popt" (like we already
> ship lua, crypto++, bits of boost, sqlite, libidn, and netxx), or
> "find another library and ship that" (not much better, unless someone
> finds a library that's a lot better than popt... but all this pointer
> twiddling still does make me nervous :-)).

Couldn't we use Boost::Program_options?

Julio M. Merino Vidal <address@hidden>
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