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Re: Updating FreeBSD port

From: Mikhail Teterin
Subject: Re: Updating FreeBSD port
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 08:57:11 -0400
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On Thursday 21 September 2006 08:51, Eric Blake wrote:
= Sorry, but GNU coding standards require that GNU programs use long
= options, and that is already something that POSIX-specified getopt()
= cannot do.

That's alright -- the BSD getopt_long implementation can.

= Instead, gnulib makes it very easy, with getopt_long(), to meet both GNU
= coding standards and to attempt to provide a superset of POSIX semantics

When using the short options, please, stick to the POSIX-provided semantics.

Finally, does m4 actually use/document the short-options usage, that's 
affected by the POSIX vs. GNU differences in getopt()?


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