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Re: lib/55350: NetBSD does not have getopt_long_only(3)

The following reply was made to PR lib/55350; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Chris Hanson <>
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Cc: Jason Thorpe <>,,,,
Subject: Re: lib/55350: NetBSD does not have getopt_long_only(3)
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2020 17:29:11 -0700

 On Jun 5, 2020, at 5:24 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
 > On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 04:16:37PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
 >>> On Jun 5, 2020, at 3:20 PM, Kamil Rytarowski <> =
 >>> Last time I worked on it, there was a decision to not implement it.
 >> If it's for broader compatibility, why would we not provide it?  =
 Seems ridiculous.
 > It's only used by certain GNU programs with a horrible inconsistent =
 > Using it can be considered a huge bug in the program. It really
 > shouldn't be added.
 Not just GNU programs; I encountered the lack of this building SoapyDSR.
 Is it reasonable to demand these programs change in order to run? =
 FreeBSD and macOS don=E2=80=99t seem to think so.

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