Subject: Re: Switching from old-style getopt to new-style one
To: Thomas Klausner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 11/03/2000 12:18:41
Thomas Klausner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> They aren't "randomly reordered", not even "effectively"; this is very
> deterministic, and doesn't even change the relative order of the
> non-option arguments; options without arguments get parsed in the same
> order, and options with arguments get their correct arguments.
... from the point of view of somebody who knows the new rules.
My point was, for a program or script whose sub-program invocation was
crafted before the new rules were introduced, it might as well be a
random reordering. 8-)