Subject: Re: getopt replacement, part 2
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/06/2000 12:53:15
>This is a question of consistency. Most of these programs just don't
>test if there's a getopt in the system they are installing on. The
>issue here is, if we want to be able to do
>	grep somestring * -r
>and have this interpreted as 
>	grep -r somestring *
>because it is GNU grep, and that is how GNU grep behaves, or if we
>want to have a consistent behaviour among _all_ programs on NetBSD,
>independent of whether they are GNU or not.

imo, the fact that gnu grep does that with its command line arguments
is *totally* evil.

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