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From Rob Oxspring <>
Subject Re: [CLI] Negative numbers and quoting
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2005 15:41:45 GMT
Hmmm, this is interesting as negatives will look a lot like real 
options... will have a look over the weekend sometime and get back to you.


Nigel Rantor wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've had a bit of a root about and can't find anyone mention of this in 
> the docs or on the MARC archives.
> I'm using CLI for a few things and I'd now like to be able to have an 
> option accept negative numbers.
> I looked for docs on the parsers and basically found nothing other than 
> the "Usage Scenarios" which while useful as an into aren't really 
> detailed enough to qualify as documentation.
> So I played with quoting negative numbers in different ways and had no joy.
> So, here I am. How do I get a PosixParser to accept negative numbers as 
> the value for an option? Is this simply not supported by the parser? Are 
> there better parser docs somewhere? Could they be linked into the site 
> if they're not?
> Cheers,
>   n
> p.s. Keep up the good work
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