Subject: Re: lib/13: getopt(3) should handle wide characters intelligently
To: Klaus Klein <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/18/2001 22:04:45
Klaus Klein wrote:
> It's not clear to me what the objective of the PR is, i.e. option
> letters or option arguments.  For the former, there seems to be no
> compelling reason for extension (though I hear nothing screaming
> against doing so either, per se); the latter is an
> application-specific issue.

I think the objective of the PR is indeed the former (i.e. option letters).
The option arguments are not handled by getopt at all, so it's
entirely application's thing how it would treat them.

I don't see any compelling reason for such extension too.
Jaromir Dolecek <>
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