Subject: Re: RFC: getopt_long(3) change
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/24/2007 10:40:49
On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 11:07:06AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> What to do in the "--colour"/"--color" case, where two long options have
> different spellings but the same meaning, is a separate question.  I
> think the answer should be: If abbreviations are not allowed at all,
> then "--col" should not be allowed, but if abbreviations are allowed,
> then "--col" should work.  The status quo, in which abbreviations are
> usually allowed but "--col" doesn't work, seems wrong.



David Laight: