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Re: grub-mkrescue problems in argp_parse

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: grub-mkrescue problems in argp_parse
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:05:04 +0200
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On 24.04.2015 18:31, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> Vladimir wrote:
>> In all I kinda like
>> that grub-mkrescue would be drop-in replacement for xorrisofs/mkisofs
>> with additional boot semantics. Unfortunately it requires additional
>> discipline of avoiding option clashes like this one.
> You would have to reserve option names within xorriso's
> command set and its -as mkisofs option set. I would then
> avoid to give them a meaning in those sets.
> You would also have to resolve the old collision -v.
-v collision is fixed.
We need for compatibility:

Are any of those a problem? In future we can make a rule to add only
options starting with --. We can add a test to ensure this. Do we need
any other requirements to avoid clashes?

> There are further incompatibilities between old and new
> grub-mkrescue by the not yet implemented old options 
>   --modules
>   --grub-mkimage
>   --override-directory
> Will they be re-introduced ? (Should they ? What did they do ?)
They're there. If you have data suggesting otherwise, please detail it
>> In principle I'm ok with having more elegant command line if the name of
>> tool changes.
> Please count 1 vote for "grub-mkiso". :))
> As said, both personalities could share one body to avoid
> duplication of maintainance effort.
> I propose to describe the new CLI in the docs as "unambiguous"
> rather than as "more elegant".
> Have a nice day :)
> Thomas
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