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From "jan iversen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COR-26) Recommend standard getopt_longs for the utilities
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:49:35 GMT

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jan iversen commented on COR-26:
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The link you provided points to all threads ?

I was trying to find Apache Commons API, but I could not find any C library only java. If
I missed the C implementation can you please provide a link.

I am all for that we use as much as commons as we can, as long as it is in C (like APR). 

If the Commons API is a slim library in C then the choice is yours. We have to watch out for
memory footprint, some of these libraries (not APR) use quite a lot of memory.

If commons api is in java and you want to use the ideas and methods from the java implementation
you have a clear +1 from me.

We need to update the scripts to load these packages. I suggest to load them as source and
have a Cmake file to build them (I volunteer to make the cmake file, so it fits with the other
cmake files).

> Recommend standard getopt_longs for the utilities
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COR-26
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COR-26
>             Project: Corinthia
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Consumers - dftest
>            Reporter: Dennis E. Hamilton
>            Assignee: Dennis E. Hamilton
>             Fix For: 0.5
>
>
> It is recommended that the command-line utilities provided by Corinthia use a common
getopt model with single-letter options, verbose word options and common shared options (--version,
--help, etc.).  stdin, stdout, and stderr should be redirectable (via the shell) and the utilities
should work with pipes (with appropriate encoding caveats).
> The same flavors can be used for all platforms, with filenames given in platform-specific
form (and "..." where needed) but parameters and options the same across platforms.
> The GNU getopt_long approach is widely-used.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getopt



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