getopt and dbus

Havoc Pennington hp at
Thu Dec 28 08:37:42 PST 2006

Axel Liljencrantz wrote:
> Would patches for using getopt be accepted?

You can't just use getopt because at least getopt_long is not portable. 
The minimum patch would be to include some kind of portable option 
parser and fall back to the system copy. I imagine the GNU tools are set 
up in the usual "replacement copy of gnu libc stuff" way to do this. For 
dbus you'd probably need to arrange to have an additional tiny libtool 
convenience library with getopt_long in it.


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