Re:cmdline processing & an additional build dependency

Subject: Re:cmdline processing & an additional build dependency
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 22:04:06 CDT

Patrick Lam <> wrote on 8/20/2001 11:03:28 PM:
>So, I've decided that abi's cmdline processing is really bad.
>I'd like to use libpopt universally to read the commandline. At the
>moment it only gets used in the GNOME build. So this would introduce an
>additional build dependency, I guess.
>[Perhaps command line options are not generally required in Windows, or
>Mac. It would be unfortunate to build depend on libpopt on Mac.]
Command line options available on Unix Builds should (when applicable)
be available in Windows. While the majority of Windows users may
never use them, its useful to those of us that run programs from a
CLI (command shell) and possibly useful in shortcuts.
And using dash (-) [or dashes] is preferable to slash (/), as this does not
prevent Windows users from using slash as a root path specifier.


Jeremy Davis

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