Support for long options
I like when my programs respond to --help correctly. Would be cool to use getopt_long.
./bin/dfc: invalid option -- '-'
Updated by Robin Hahling over 8 years ago
- Status changed from New to Rejected
I have been asked this already. However, for the sake of consistency, I do not plan to implement it.
This would mean that I should use
getopt_long(3) instead of
The BSD and the GNU implementation of
getopt_long differ and standard tools on *BSD systems do not use long options.
Moreover, I personally do not see any benefit of using long options if they all have their short counterparts. So... I think it is not worth it to implement. Sorry if you feel disappointed.