[TUHS] Systematic approach to command-line interfaces [ meta issues ]

Richard Salz rich.salz at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 07:06:11 AEST 2021

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 3:21 PM Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:

> opinion, it doesn't add value to do something that's already been done
> but differently; it detracts from value because now there's yet another
> competing way to do something.

You mean like not using getopt and rolling your own?  Shrug.

while ((i = getopt(argc, argv, "xxxxx:xxxx")) != -1)
   switch (i) {
   case ....
argc -= optind;
argv += optind;

So I never got getopt().  One of my rules is that I don't use a library
> in cases where the number of lines of gunk that that it takes to use a
> library function is >= the number of lines to just write it myself.

I don't know, what lines in the above are extra beyond what you write?  The
last two if being generous I suppose.
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