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Re: Cloning getopt (and getopt_long) into popt?

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sat 20 Dec 2008 - 15:25:01 CET
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On Dec 20, 2008, at 3:06 AM, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

> Ah, yes, as long as one can still build a POPT without these two  
> symbols
> (to avoid conflicts) this would be a really nice addition for POPT. I
> would say: go for it as long as is an _optional_ feature!

I should likely state the underlying reason as well, adding persistent
configurable default option settings.

Both popt/getopt_long have a means to configure options persistently.

However, popt alias/exec attach to executables, while getopt_long can  
option values (and presence) in a state file to be parsed.

wget (and iirc gnupg) have functionality captured in ~/.foo file
parse that is not easily/cleanly replicated with alias/exec.

todo+= (with disabler) but it will likely be a while before I
get back to studying rpmwget.c needs.

73 de Jeff

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