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Re: Document, test, and fix AT_ARG_OPTION, AT_ARG_OPTION_ARG.

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: Document, test, and fix AT_ARG_OPTION, AT_ARG_OPTION_ARG.
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:42:46 +0700

Hi Eric, Ralf,

On 18 Jun 2010, at 03:00, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 06/15/2010 11:09 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> Undocumented good features are a waste of goodness!  :-)
>> I'm not sure in which way this code may overlap, conflict, or profit
>> from, Gary's option parsing endeavor, but a code search showed me that
>> the macros are used in third-party code already, so might as well get
>> these right.  Sorry if there is duplication, this came from 2003.

I think the only thing we should be mindful of when the time comes to
move getopt.m4sh into Autoconf is that the GNUish semantics I have
supported are not subtly different from the GNUish semantics of the
existing macros.  Perhaps we can ease the transition by renaming or
wrapping up parts of getopt.m4sh in the existing macro names.

> And ultimately, I'd like to see this moved to the M4sh level (then both
> autoconf and autotest get it for free).  But that will be post-2.66.


I'm not planning on worrying too much about how to merge things after
2.66, since getopt.m4sh is still cooking in Libtool for the moment...

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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