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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [CLI] Making Option Extensible
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2002 15:09:46 GMT
> From: John Keyes [mailto:jbjk@mac.com] 
> 
> <snip/>
> 
> > I heard a rumor that Commons CLI does not support the GNU 
> standards on 
> > CLI options.  GNU standards have already affected a large number of 
> > standard software options for UNIX based Oss, and it is a decently 
> > thought out standard.  The basic gist is this:
> > 
> > --help
> > -h
> > 
> 
> CLI does support GNU standards.  The examples above are both 
> supported.  The reason why the short option name in the 
> constructor takes a String is to support Posix standards e.g. 
> -buildfile is the 'buildfile' option, not '-b -u -i -l -d -f 
> -i -l -e' or '-b' with an argument value of 'uildfile', or 
> any combination.  The interface could be changed to have 
> methods that take chars which then delegate to the String 
> methods but its no big deal.

Then my rumor was wrong....


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