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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: Optz - Command Line Processing
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2002 04:09:42 GMT
Hi John

Sorry for the late response; I'm just getting back after a (very) long
vacation and I've lots of mail to catch up on.

I only had a cursory look at Optz and it looks similar-ish to CLI (which is
based on an existing implementaiton by Bob and merged with some ideas from
Peter's). Would it be possible to combine any new features/abilities of Optz
into CLI? It'd be nice just to have one library for working with command
line arguments rather than maintaining 2 seperate ones that are quite
similar. Or if you think Optz differs greatly from CLI maybe you could
explain how/why we should move over to Optz instead?

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Keyes" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 11:28 PM
Subject: Optz - Command Line Processing

> Hi,
> I have written a command line processing library called Optz.  I want to
> release this under an opensource license.  If it is appropriate to be
> used
> by Apache tools implemented in Java then I would like to donate it to the
> jakarta effort.
> A detailed description of Optz is available in draft form at:
> I have looked at CLI in the commons sandbox (I had written optz before
> this
> proposal was pointed out to me).  It does not support some of the
> features
> that Optz does.  I don't know what the procedure is to submitting a
> proposal
> or for collaborating on a proposal.
> The unit tests are still incomplete and I need to complete the javadoc
> but
> apart from that it is in a fairly usable state.
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> -John K
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