On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:41 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:30 PM, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
>> there's some precedent (not a lot) for using a separator other than space
>> for this purpose, often a comma since it happens to be neutral to the
>> shell. as in:
> Yup. A comma separated list is actually what POPT uses for its Bloom filter
> implementation, where a series of comma separated strings
> are parsed as keys into a set container for arbitrary opaque strings
> that can be used/testsed through a set membership mechanism.
> Implemented here
> #define POPT_ARG_BITSET 16U+14U /*!< arg ==> bit set *
> where arg is a comma separated set of strings.
> There really isn't any guidance on a "standard" compliant solution.
It wouldn't be impossibly hard to add
as an option modifier permitted into POPT_ARG_ARGV/POPT_ARG_BITSET
and just add a split sloop for strings passed to those options.
todo++ … but likely months before releasing POPT with POPT_ARGFLAG_COMMALIST,
and years before any distro bothers to upgrade POPT, judging from
RHEL6's and Fedora's "Fork y'all!" insistence to never use any
code I've touched (both RHEL6/Fedora continute with popt-1.13
years after release.)
73 de Je
Received on Wed Sep 7 18:51:06 2011