Arg decoding with a template?

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Fri Aug 3 20:49:57 CEST 2001

02 Aug 2001 19:37:16 -0400, David Bolen <db3l at> pisze:

> Of course, the negative consequence is the inability for such an
> application to take normal (non-optional) arguments that happen to
> start with an option character, or the option parsing has to provide a
> way to quote such an occurrence.

The standard for this already exists in the GNU world: "--" means
that all following arguments are non-options.

Trying to disambiguate this by disallowing options after non-options
wouldn't work anyway if the first non-option starts with "-".

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