Re: ed package
matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Sat, 2 Feb 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> > > getopt is in libiberty. It's also in glibc, and people have a bad
> > > habit of not checking for that in configure. I'm thinking about
> > > packaging libiberty, and
> > Also a BSD-licensed getopt (and getopt_long) is available in the NetBSD
> > libc.
> But behaves differently to GNU getopt_long, as regards its handling of
> the arguments '-' and '--'
> it does? this sounds like a bug. it should be compatible.
Clearly it would be nice if they were compatible; OTOH persuading
either set of authors that they should use the other set's behaviour
sounds like a loosing battle to me.
"At least you know where you are with Microsoft."
"True. I just wish I'd brought a paddle."