getopt issues

David Bear iddwb at
Thu Aug 28 19:24:48 CEST 2003

On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Steven Taschuk wrote:

> > specified in options, rather than have it through an exception and return 
> > nothing?
> I don't think so.  This is an unusual request -- normally it is
> desirable for a program to insist on correct usage, rather than

good points.  yet, my purpose is to write a filter.  the problem being 
that with different lpr implementations you don't know exactly what 
parameters will be passed since lpr is not really standardize (at least 
thats my understanding). I'm just interested in two parameters out of 
possibly many.  

Still, I think getopt is rather weak.  It would be better if I could build 
a dictionary of options that I wanted, then when parsing the args, just 
fill in my dictionary values from args that I want.

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