Subject: Re: Switching from old-style getopt to new-style one
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/03/2000 12:18:41
Thomas Klausner <> 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-)