Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/make
To: r.o.s.s <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: source-changes
Date: 02/06/2004 15:08:36
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On Feb 6, 2004, at 2:50 PM, r.o.s.s wrote:

> This is a true case where a custom implementation is called for.
> Unlike 99.?% of the arg-parsing programs, this one does special
> non-posix stuff that isn't fully specified even in our getopt.
> Rather than asking the library to work anyway, in this case I would
> argue that the proper and standard-conforming approach is to
> custom-code this one exceptional case.

I agree with Ross, here.  Note that our make(1) isn't the only program 
that needs to parse the arguments specially... check out GCC's argument 
parsing code sometime.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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