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GNU AutoGen Version 5.9.5/AutoOpts Version 31.1

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU AutoGen Version 5.9.5/AutoOpts Version 31.1
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 09:56:08 -0700
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GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes.  The two parts are combined because they are inextricably

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful command line option parser consisting of a set
of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

New in 5.9.5 - May, 2008

The principal changes are in the option processing project.
Here are the 'NEWS' entries since the last release

* integer number arguments may now have their values suffixed with
  one of the letters k/K/m/M/g/G/t/T to signify scaling by powers
  of 1000 (lower case) or 1024 (upper case).  Specify, "scaled" in the
  option description.

* AutoOpts "arg-type" may now be set to "file".  Existence of the directory
  portion of the name will be checked.  The existence (or not) of the actual
  file may also be checked.  Finally, the file may be pre-opened with either
  "fopen(3C)" or "open(2)".

* The "columns" program now accepts a "--fill" option to cause it to fill
  text instead of filling columns.  ("fmt" is not always available.)

* The tests should no longer indirectly reference installed versions of
  the binaries.  They should all work out of the build directories.

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
library project:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the lists dot SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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