Arg decoding with a template?

David Bolen db3l at
Fri Aug 3 01:37:16 CEST 2001

hjwidmaier at (Hans-Joachim Widmaier) writes:

> Well, I did this long before I've heard of GNU and even before our
> BDFL started working on a new language called "Python." The C library
> getopt() just didn't do all I wanted (allow options after arguments
> [this is on thing I really dislike about python's getopt -- it doesn't
> allow that; (...)

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.

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