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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla bash completion

From: Tom Lord
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla bash completion
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 19:41:22 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:
    > >     > Some programs give an argument to -v (actually, more typically to 
    > >     > --debug-level).  Others count the number of -v's, increasing 
    > >     > with repetition.

    > > I get tired of repeating this but I will at least one more time:

    > >         Option arguments must not be optional.

    > At least with the -v method, there are no arguments to the option; it
    > just counts the number of time the option occurs.

Ok, that doesn't violate an Official Standard but it still interacts
poorly with aliases, scripting, and so forth.  

Why count occurences of an option rather than given an option argument
which is an integer?


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