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From "Brian Egge (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (CLI-122) Create test for this for 2.0
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2007 06:06:30 GMT


Brian Egge updated CLI-122:

    Attachment: CLI122.patch

In CLI 1.x you don't have variable arguments and default values.  I.e., an argument which
takes 2-4 values, so CLI 1.x can safely say something is or isn't an option based on it's
context, and not based on if it starts with a dash.

In CLI 2.x, you do have variable args, and the parser uses a 'looksLikeAnOption' function
to determine if the argument is the next one in a list, or is the start of the next option.

However, there is still a need to be able to parse arguments which starts with a dash.  The
attached patch allows these to forms to work:

--argument "-foo"

However, this form will still not:
--argument -foo

> Create test for this for 2.0
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: CLI-122
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: CLI-2.x
>            Reporter: Henri Yandell
>             Fix For: 2.0
>         Attachments: CLI122.patch
> The issue is reported against the 1.0 API, but we should either add the feature or a
unit test for 2.x.

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