Subject: Re: less-290 argparsing brok
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 04/02/1996 17:37:36
# Less was written before getopt existed. Now some people would like less to
# conform to getopt syntax, others want it to use GNU long option names...
# Doing either of these would cause some existing syntax to stop working, so
# I've been hesitant to change it. I have recently added special cases for
# GNU "--help" and "--version", and now "--". Maybe I'll start phasing out
# the problematic syntax and move to a more standard syntax.
(*choke*) What, is everything moving to --silly-long-option-names-that-take
Ick, in a word. There should be single-option keys, still, as cryptic
as they are, for those of us who can actually be bothered to learn
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