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Re: [help-gengetopt] Feature suggestion and patch

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: Re: [help-gengetopt] Feature suggestion and patch
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 14:56:01 +0100

"Philip W. L. Fong" wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for the very encouraging response.  It makes me bold enough
> to suggest another feature :-).

Hi Philip!

Glad to hear that :-)

> It would be nice if we could actually specify the type of the arguments
> we expect, and let gengetopt parses them:
>   argument "arg-1"      "Description of arg-1"   string
>   argument "arg-2"      "Description of arg-2"   long
>   rest     "rest-args"  "Optional list of trailing arguments"

yes you're definitely right! :-)

> What do you think about such an argument parsing feature?  Is it going
> to be useful to the users of gengetopt?  Is the design conforming to
> your future plans for gengetopt?  Would it be better off to parse also
> the optional trailing arguments?

well the more checks are performed, the better it would be, wouldn't it?

> As I understand it, such extension would involve more coding than
> the patch I sent you last time.  Therefore, I think I better get
> some feedback from you first, and in case I get the green light,
> I would be very happy to make the necessary changes.

well for me you have the green light :-)))

what would be really helpful is also some tests for these features (both
successful tests and tests destined to fail)

> Thank you for taking time to read my very long mails. :-)

THANK YOU for your work :-)


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