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re: ed package

   >    > 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.

please tell me the differences; i can probably get the netbsd one
changed.  it is *supposed* to be compatible.  it was written so that
we would have a getopt_long() that wasn't GPLed.  any difference is
a bug and should be treated as such...


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