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Subject Re: Commons CLI issue
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 08:53:07 GMT

I came across CLI some time ago, when I was looking for a "framework" to help me process the
command-line easily. I tried CLI1.1 and CLI2 and I have to admit, I am satisfied with neither.

While parsing works as far as I have tried, the validation (which I consider more important
and costly) is not yet what I expect. While CLI1.1 offers nothing, CLI2 at least has some
simple checks. I would need a flexible approach for modelling (complex) dependencies.

What I would expect is, that I only have to specify the command-line (available options, dependencies,
special validations ...) and all parsing and validation is done for me.

I don't only want to complain about the situation, but I want to offer my help. If there is
a clear direction where to go, I am willing to invest some time to help with a new release.
The idee of CLI is great, but for a really useful solution in my opinion a lot has to be improved.


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